Organics are meaningless as far as the Bergaglios are concerned; what matters to them is the numbers of swallows which return each year to enjoy the insects which thrive in their vineyards on the old and healthy Cortese plants. Consequently, what can be achieved through hard work is important, and getting hold of the family can be difficult as it is possible they will be out on the estate even in December perhaps cutting down chestnut trees which they then use to replace stakes in their vineyard.
This is a single vineyard Gavi from Bergaglio.
The grapes have been harvested surmatured. After a light pressing and fermentation in stainless steel vat, the must is transferred into barriques (new oak) where it completed its alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine then remained in barriques for up to the end of May of the year after it was racked. It is lightly clarified (not filtered) and then bottled.
This wine is a powerful, but dry and elegant wine with a complex and pleasant taste. A wonderful dry white wine that goes remarkably well with delicately steamed seabass or other such fish or even with a selection of freshly caught seafood.