Picollo Ernesto, Le Rive Gavi 2020Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00
Gavi is the name of a small village in the Piedmont region. Often overshadowed by the Nebbiolo grape, Gavi really holds its own as the white wine favorite in the region. Coming from a village perched in the rolling hills of the Italian Alps, the climate here is uniquely Alpine like the north, but also Mediterranean where it soaks up sunshine and maritime breezes from the Ligurian Sea. When the northerly Piedmont folk go to Cinque Terre coast, they are sure to pick up some of this "beach wine" on their way to soak up the sun.
Outside of the village of Gavi, the Ernesto family farms 17 acres of exclusively Cortese, the variety used to make Gavi. They are now a third generation winery having been farming there since 1945. The Cortese grapes are all hand-harvested without usage of herbicides. All fermentation and ageing is done in stainless steel to keep the wines fresh and lively. It's a simple, clever wine that makes sense for many situations.