Gavi, Ca’ Bianca

Gavi is, perhaps, Italy’s most fashionable white and certainly the most famous example of the Cortese grape.

Ca’ Bianca’s Gavi is sourced from the southern part of the province of Alessandria near the Ligurian Apennines. This area of deep valleys, close to the coast, has an ideal micro-climate to produce richly flavoured grapes enhanced by salty sea breezes.

The vineyards are at a height of 220m with an easterly aspect. The soils are marl-calcareous with some sandy veins, allowing deep penetration of the vine’s roots resulting in greater mineral concentration in the wine.

After a manual harvest at the end of September the grapes undergo soft pressing and after settling the must has a slow temperature controlled fermentation in steel tanks. After about 16 days the wine is racked but left in contact with fine lees for a few months; then filtered.

Grape Varieties:
Tasting Notes:

Pale yellow with greenish tints. Stylish and delicate stone fruit and melon aromas with floral notes; the flavour is dry and crisp with an elegant mouth-watering finish of grapefruit.

Will develop over two years.

Excellent with seafood appetisers, risotto, ravioli, white meats and creamy sauces. It is also traditionally paired with amaretti biscuits.

Vegan , Vegetarian

About the Producer

Vinicola Ca' Bianca

Casa Vinicola Ca’ Bianca was opened in 1952, in Alto Monferrato. The winery name was inspired by the local name of this area “al ca’ bianche”.

It is based in the Cascina Spagna, a farmstead acquired in the 1980s whose origins and high-hill position made it a strategic site, offering an overview for everyone travelling across the entire valley beneath. In August 1997, the estate grew to include the Cascina Polsino farm of about 9ha under vine, in a single plot of prized terrain.

Tenimenti Ca’ Bianca occupies an area of more than 24ha in a single plot set around the cellars; whose central viewpoint offers a stunning view.