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Terre Antiche Gavi di Gavi 2014

The Experience

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See No Evil by Television
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Mushroom risotto

The Oddbins Take

TV Highlights

09:00 : Meet the Benedectines.
This week the Benedictines establish a settlement in Genoa.

12:50 : La Grangia Bassignana.
The abbey-owned farm in Piedmont gains its first official documentation, despite having been steadfastly producing wine and wheat for over 350 years. What will happen now?

16:21 : La Famiglia Giustiniani.
Laugh with the Italian aristocrats as they take over a 700-year-old farm. Dad thinks he can build a neoclassical villa at the top of the estate – ‘how long will that last?’ scoff the rest of the family.

20:14 : The Year in Wine.
Looking at an ancient farm and winery in Piedmont, now owned by the Lombardini family. Overlooked by a magnificent 400-year-old villa, the winery has produced a magnificent white from a terrific vintage; an unoaked and delicately aromatic wine with of crunchy green fruit.

21:00 : News and weather.

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Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
5 g/l
Alcohol Units

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The Style

Cortese (100%)
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians
  • Suitable For Vegans

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Terre Antiche Gavi di Gavi White Wine

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Matthew Jukes in The Daily Mail, 26/12/15: "Tom’s classic Cod fish cakes with caper and parsley sauce is a wonderful recipe and I have found a very smart Gavi, made by my favourite producer in the region, for you to track down. One sip of this elegant, dry wine and you will be in heaven."

The farm was first documented in 1250 as "La Grangia Bassignana," noted for wine and wheat-growing and owned by the Abbey of Rivalta Scrivia. Some parts of the original chapel and defence tower are still standing. It changed hands a number of times over the centuries, transferring in 1625 to the aristocratic Giustiniana family, who built the neoclassical villa which still overlooks the estate today . The La Giustiana winery is now owned by the Lombardini family.

The estate owns 110 hectares, 40 of them under vine, in Rovereto, in the Apennine foothills of Piedmont. It has two outstanding vineyards, Lugarara and Montessora, the former having shale and sand soils giving a dry, almond-tinged wine, the latter gravel and clay, giving richly nuanced aromas and a delicate palate. While not certified organic, chemical weedkillers and antibotritic fungicides are avoided in order to preserve aromas. Yields are restricted to 6,000 kg/hectare by way of dry and green pruning.

This white is made by Christian Pomo, and winemaking consultancy has been provided in recent years by Donato Latani. The grapes come from the two single vineyard sites and are gently pressed and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine sees no oak, and is bottled in the spring following the harvest. An attractive lemon colour, aromatic and delicate with lime and apple aromas and racy green fruit on the palate. The crispness chimes well with creamy dishes like mushroom risotto, although it's equally at home with a light salad.