Gavi di Gavi, 100% Cortese – Broglia (75cl) DOCG Piedmont
Grape: 100% Cortese
Producer: Piero Broglia released his first wine from his father’s La Meirana estate
in 1974, but there is a record of vines at the property that dates back
to 971 AD, the very beginning of the story of Gavi. An MP with a law
degree, Piero is a born researcher, having provided Italy’s first register of
satellite-mapped vineyards, in Gavi, and carried out a study into clones
of Cortese, the local vine.
Vineyard: Broglia currently own around 100 hectares of land, of which half is under
vine. The vineyards are generally south-facing, on clay/marl soil. The La
Meirana bottling, named after the estate itself, is sourced from many
different parcels within it, to give a complete expression of this ancient
Winery: The grapes were pressed straight after harvest and then fermented in
stainless steel at 18-20ºC. The wine is unoaked and was bottled after a
few months’ maturation in tank.
Taste: Great texture and precision, with distinctive greengage and almond
notes on the palate. Fresh and dry, this is particularly characterful Gavi.
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