Impressions: Aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, grapefruit pith, and honeydew mingle with a faint herbaceous bouquet of dried basil and marjoram. Floral tones of lilac and iris evolve from below before gently fading behind the fruit. A concentrated midpalate is greeted with brilliant acidity before leading to a delightfully savory and dry finish with subtle floral notes. Gavi is just North of Liguria, the birthplace of pesto, and as you may have guessed pairs fabulously with most any pesto dish.
About the producer: Winemaker Diego Carrera farms fifteen hectares of Cortese vines in the heart of Gavi. He was working in IT when the urge to move back to his family estate was too strong and began winemaking. The Winery was founded by Diego’s dad Matteo and his uncle Domenico in 1990 with the hope of starting a small project to make wine for family and friends. This didn’t last long as the demand for the amazing cuvees grew, and so did the estate.