Gavi San Pietro 2016
This is an organic-biodynamic wine (vino biologico) which really live up its billing as a top quality product. Lean, crisp and racy this is Gavi at its best with flavours of lime, hints of citrus and noticeable minerality. The microclimate in Tassarolo is favourable to the Cortese grape which ripens well in the south facing amphitheatre of surrounding hills so the wine is not too acidic. great with first courses, fish and as an aperitific with anitpasti.
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Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita del Comune di Tassarolo (Piemonte)
Vineyard planted area: ha 22.
Grapes variety: 100% Cortese.
Pruning system: traditional Guyot.
Cultivation: organic-biodynamic method. The vines are cultivated without using fertilizers and agrochemicals.
Yield: 9000 kg/ha.
Soil: limestone clayey ground, excellent texture, good presence of minerals.
Geological zone: Tassarolo, hillside, 300 m (asl), south/east – south/west exposure.
Grape harvest: half September, hand harvesting.
Wine production method: soft crushing of the grapes; the must obtained after natural decanting, is fermented in stainless steel tanks under temperature control. Alcoholic fermentation occurs without using selected yeasts for a period of 20/25 days.
The permanence of the wine on the yeasts lasts for at least 2/3 months, and after cold stabilization, is bottled at the beginning of March.
Alcoholic content: 12%.
Total acidity: 6 g/l.
Colour: straw yellow with slightly greenish reflections.
Scent: intense scents of white flowers and fruit exacerbated by a delicate minerality.
Taste: fresh, good structure matched with elegance and pleasantness, well-balanced acidity and good persistence at the end.
Serve with: excellent as aperitif, it successfully matches with main courses, white meats, fish and vegetables.
Serving temperature: 8/10°C.
Storage: bottles stored in a cool, dry and constant temperature can be stored for 4/5 years