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Fontanafredda Gavi Briccotondo 2015 (1x75cl)

Lemons and minerals on the nose followed by a fresh palate with medium body and no oak.


Fontanafredda Gavi Di Gavi Docg 2017 (1x 75cl)

One of Italy's most fashionable whites, it is noted for acute dryness and fresh, flinty acidity. This is a bright straw-yellow wine with greenish highlights. It has a full, delicate, elegant bouquet which brings flowers and fresh fruit to mind - mostly lemons, lilies of the valley and green apples. Its palate is attractively young, dry, fresh and well-balanced.


Giacomo Ascheri Gavi Di Gavi 2017 (1x 75cl)

This wine has a delicate pale straw colour with highlights of green. The fragrant fresh nose displays notes of a floral, green fruit character with a minerally undertone. The palate mirrors the nose with its fresh and delicate approach, dry and balanced this wine has a good length.


Giacomo Ascheri Langhe Arneis Doc 2017 (1x 75cl)

The grapes for this wine were harvested between the 10th and 20th September and fermented for 6 days at 16° in stainless steel. Ageing comprises of 4 months in steel and at least 2 months in bottle before release. There is no oak contact for this wine.

Pale straw in colour with a fresh bouquet offering fruity, slightly spicy notes. Delicate and dry, with great freshness and remarkable balance and finesse.


Nicola Bergaglio Gavi Di Gavi La Minaia 2017 (1x 75cl)

The 2016 vintage was Awarded 91 points by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2018 Italy supplement article on Gavi (see blue link below).

Bergaglio Gavi di Gavi La Minaia 2016 - Feb 2018 Decanter review

Pale gold in colour with flashes of diamond brilliance, it has a light, fresh, mineral and citrus bouquet. The palate is crisp and dry, with a hint of ripe pears and a complex array of red and green apples, the finish is mouthwateringly refreshing and lengthy.


Nicola Bergaglio Gavi Di Gavi Vigneto Ciapon Docg 2015 (1x 75cl)

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.

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