Gavi or Gavi di Gavi is a DOCG wine widely known and appreciated, in Italy and abroad, made with Cortese grapes grown in and around the commune of Gavi.
This Gavi di Gavi comes from a small estate located right in the heart of the Gavi region, in one of the most vocated area, Rovereto, and it is made from selected, hand picked, Cortese grapes from a single vineyard.
For this wine, Mauro from the I Moncalvi winery, only uses grapes from the oldest vineyard, and the result is a superb Gavi di Gavi, a step above the other Gavis, with its elegance, finesse, higher alcohol content. This Gavi has a fruity nose with recognisable apple hints, on the palate is fresh, refreshing, perfectly balanced with a long mineral finish.
This Gavi also shows the potential of the Cortese grapes and the importance of the “terroir”, the Cortese grapes in the right place and with a skilled winemaker can produce great wines that can stand ageing.
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The I Moncalvi winery is now run by Mauro, the current generation, and Mauro is very passionate about his wines. The vineyards, mainly Cortese used to make Gavi but also a bit of Barbera and Dolcetto, are located in the heart of the Gavi area, in the province of Alessandria, in Piedmont, and are between twenty and fifty years old and together with the location, produce wonderful, high quality wines different from the others in the area. Mauro is so devoted to making the best wines he can, that he only uses the very best grapes to produce them, the remaining are usually sold to nearby wineries.