Search For Wine
Advanced Search
Shop by Producer
Shop by Price

Gavi del Comune di Gavi 'Nuovo Quadro' 2016

Gavi del Comune di Gavi 'Nuovo Quadro' 2016
Zoom  Zoom
Our Price:  £11.20Earn 11 Loyalty Points
Bottle or Case:  

Producer:  Azienda Agricola La Battistina
Grape Varieties:  100% Cortese
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Fresh dry textural white
Alcohol by Volume:  11.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Italian

Availability:  

In stock, immediate despatch  


Gavi del Comune di Gavi 'Nuovo Quadro' 2016

The One-Liner

Fine, single estate Gavi di Gavi - textured and complex

Tasting Note

An enticing nose of white peach and pear with hints of fresh lime and gooseberry. Fresh and zesty citrus notes and ripe peachy characters are balanced by crisp acidity and mineral notes leading to a textured complex finish.

Producer Details

Araldica's La Battistina estate consists of 25 hectares of south facing vineyards, including 5 hectares of 'Gavi del Comune di Gavi', on a unique combination of limestone and clay. This isolated bubble of chalky, mineral soil allows full ripening of the local Cortese grape. Vines average 35 years old, giving complexity and weight to what is becoming one of Italy's most fashionable white wines. The estate is divided into distinct areas producing very different wines. The majority of grapes go to produce the unoaked 'La Battistina', while 'Nuovo Quadro' comes from a small, plot at the foot of the Battistina hill which lies within the Gavi sub-zone.

In The Vineyard

This wine comes from a recently planted vineyard, Nuovo Quadro, on Araldica's La Battistina estate in the Gavi di Gavi region. The soil type is chalky mineral. The Cortese grapes were hand-harvested in mid-September.

In The Winery

The whole process of winemaking is undertaken at Araldica's winery Azienda Agricola La Battistina, which has a storage capacity of 3,000 hectolitres in stainless steel tanks. The freshly picked grapes are gently crushed and subjected to a temperature controlled fermentation in small volume stainless steel tanks. The wine remains in contact with the lees for 3-4 months before being fined, filtered and bottled.

Food Recommendations

Serve chilled as an aperitif or with seafood and fish dishes.

Awards & Press

2012 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Silver

2014 Vintage: "Fresh nose with marzipan notes and stone fruits. Quite round and ripe, with light pineapple flavours and herbal tones. A creamy finish." Decanter magazine, August 2015

2012 Vintage: " 'With a herbaceous acidity and lovely grapefruit flavours, touches of vanilla and sweet pear balance out the palate,' said The Rib Room's Louise Gordon, adding 'Great picnic wine.' Good concentration with minerality on the finish." Sommelier Wine Awards 2013, Judges Comments

 


Continue Shopping
Customer Reviews

Be the first to Write a Review for this item!