For many, Gavi is Italy's finest white. Yours was crafted by Claudio Manera (below) from Cortese grapes grown in a very special vineyard (it's shaped like the bell of a trumpet, hence the name 'La Trombetta'). The vines here were planted about 35 years ago, and produce grapes with great fruit intensity. Claudio wisely used cool fermentation to lock in all of those enticing, delicate aromas and flavors you'll only find in top Gavi. This is the perfect wine to serve guests before a big, festive Italian meal.
Cortese is the grape of Gavi, one unique to Italy and grown almost exclusively in this area - it positively thrives in the region's chalky, limestone soils and cool, maritime climate. And as you'll taste here, Claudio knows just how to coax out its delicate flavors and bright, zippy character. Produced originally to provide local Ligurian seafood restaurants with a refreshing, fish-friendly wine, Gavi has become one of the world's most famous whites.