Gavi di Gavi La Contessa, BrogliaGreat Wine Online
BROGLIA GAVI DI GAVI LA CONTESSA
Region : 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.
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.