Alasia Gavi del Comune di Gavi, Araldica

Country :  Italy

Grape : Cortese

Bone dry, mineral, elegant. A vibrant, balanced and sophisticated dry white from prime Gavi vineyards in North West Italy.

Tasting Note : Fresh aromas of green apple and fennel on the nose. The palate is dry and full-bodied, with apples, citrus fruits, fine minerality and a long finish.

Food Pairing : Pasta with pesto; squid; creamy risotto; grilled pork; crayfish salad.

More info : The Gavi vineyards in Northern Italy produce some of the country's finest dry white wines. This wine is produced from grapes grown in various parcels of the area's prime vineyard sites from specially selected old vines. The grapes are hand-picked, cool fermented and rested on lees for three months. The resulting wine is amazingly complex and beautifully mineral and dry.

Winery : Most of the wines we offer at Great Wine Online come from small, family-owned estates (you may already have noticed!), but this is a notable exception. Araldica are a co-operative winery representing around 230 small growers who do not have the capacity to produce their own wines. Relationships between the growers and the co-operative date back to the 1950s in many cases, so quality and provenance are very much at the heart of everything they do. Founded in 1954 by Livio Manera, the winery is now run by his son Claudio, and has developed over the years to become one of the foremost producers in the area. Claudio's wife, Lella, heads up quality control and their son, Carlo, is part of the winemaking team. It is a true family enterprise, producing wines that are accessible in both style and price.