2013 STEFANO MASSONE MASERA GAVI DOCG
$32.95

Producer: Stefano Massone

Grape: Cortese 100%

Pronunciation: GA-VI

Region: Piemonte

Zone: Vigneto Masera DOCG

Producer Info:

Produced on a very poor calcareous soil from the Cortese varietal, in a region otherwise almost exclusively devoted to red wine, Gavi is by definition the fine white wine of Piemonte. The work in the vineyard is extremely important for this type of wine, its vinification is simple. In fact viticulture here is meticulous and natural. There are no problems due to insects so that no insecticides are sprayed, grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines. Where needed, lime is worked in the soil to make it less acid and to consequently lower the acidity in the grapes (the vines stop vegetating when the acidity of the soil is too high, when the acidity is lower they start vegetating again and the sugar/acidity balance in the berries is favoured). Here we have a model estate that offers exceptionally fine Gavi, a crisp, lean and steely wine with piquantly high acidity and sharply engaging nose.

Tasting note: This delicious white is both soft and crisp. With a pleasant stony minerality, this straw-yellow wine features notes of apple and pear and a lovely, lingering, refreshing finish

Growing System: Guyot

Soil Composition: Calcarous-clayey

Production: After a cold maceration on skins, the wines is aged for a short period of time in stainless steel followed by a brief stint on lees to add further complexity.

Alcohol (%) 12.5%