Gavi di Gavi, Villa Sparina
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Gavi di Gavi, Villa Sparina - 2021

Item # 15909 1.5L

This is a northern Italian, dry white wine yet it's incredibly accessible for the fruit is generous and honeyed with aromas of lanolin and linden. Drink well chilled.

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From a resort and spa tucked away in the hills northeast of the Commune di Gavi that dates from the 18th century. Made with 100% Cortese, grown on clay and marl soils on mostly south and southwest hillside vineyards. Crisp, mineral nose, light and refreshing with apricot fruits and a dry finish. This magnum could be your picnic wine this summer--or your staycation wine when you want to dream about summer but can't get away.

- JGM

Glossary

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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Gavi

Gavi, made from the light-skinned Cortese grape, is becoming hugely popular lately. Everyone who tastes Gavi seems to love it; it's a can't-miss wine for anyone looking for something new in a white.

Cortese

A white variety grown throughout much of Italy, but most widely known for the lovely wines it produces in Piedmont's Gavi DOCG. The best Cortese wines are fresh, aromatic and fruity, with a bracing minerality and citrus on the finish.


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