A delicious, lively and gently aromatic nose is matched by a fuller, mineral and citrus flavour on the lengthy palate.
The village of Gavi, between the seaport of Genova and the old Roman town of Alessandria, is the centre of Piemonte’s most important and eponymous white wine. Gavi comes from a number of comunes but when it comes from Gavi itself it is called Gavi di Gavi, or since, 1999 Gavi del comune di Gavi. Gavi became famous as one of the mainwhite wines drunk on the Italian Riviera particularly during the 1950s and 60s. The estate was a farm (masseria means a large and often communal farmhouse from which a substantial estate is farmed) belonging to Carmelite monks in the 18th century and surrounded the monastery.