Gavi, Poderi della Collinetta
Gavi is, perhaps, Italy’s most fashionable white and certainly the most famous example of the Cortese grape.
Poderi della Collinetta are wines made with the great passion of a famous winemaker, Roberto Sarotto. He has a strong belief in traditional values, but at the same time not afraid to take new ways and can be considered a “local pioneer” in the wine field.
His Gavi comes from small plots; the grape juice, without the skins, has a long fermentation and is left on the yeast, then kept in stainless steel tanks for 2-3 months before bottling.
A bouquet of floral overtones and captivating hints of pineapple, apricot and peach; the palate is pleasingly fresh with marked apple characteristics. A very long, satisfying, mouthwatering finish.
Gavi makes a splendid pairing with fish, white meats and creamy sauces.
About the Producer
The Sarotto family trace their history back to the end of the 18th century and from the 1800’s began making wine from their own vineyards. The business underwent expansion from 1870’s to 1930’s -during these years, the family specialised in the production of Dolcetto, exporting it in bulk in wooden barrels as far away as England in the early 1900’s.
The export market was lost with the war, and the vineyards were later decimated by the phylloxera pest. Roberto’s grandfather worked and replanted the vineyards from 1950 but the grapes were sold to dealers until the early 1980’s, when Roberto, graduated from the local winemaking school. Since 1991 all the grapes grown on the estates have been vinified in the winery, and the range of wines produced was extended in the same year with the purchasing of a 20ha in Barolo.