Gavi di Gavi, Toledana, Domini Villa Lanata
This excellent producer crafts this refreshing gooseberry and mineral style with delicate floral hints, citrus & bitter almond notes. Dry and full, pleasantly savoury and sophisticated.
Gavi, Piemonte’s most celebrated unoaked, fresh and minerally white wine, is made from the Cortese grape, grown in vineyards in the south-east of the region. The Toledana estate has been growing Cortese and making this classic dry white for over 150 years, longer than any other winery.
Delicious bright, herbal notes – excellent with light Mediterranean, salad and seafood dishes.
Net Volume: 75cl
Moving away from the cities, Piedmont is known for its connection to the Alps. Almost half of the region is covered by mountains, making it one of Italy’s top skiing destinations. The geography of the region generates great agricultural farm land and it is best known for its grapes and wine production. Barolo and Barbaresco red wines are made from the Nebbiolo grape, and the sparkling Asti Spumante comes from the Moscato grape.
Besides wine, the region also produces a vast amount of Italian risotto rice. Arborio, Carnaroli and 11 other varieties of rice are grown in paddy fields, irrigated by river water.