Wine Wednesday’s ‘Wine of the Week’: 2013 la Battistina Gavi

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Tired of the same old white wines…Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling?  It’s time to mix it up!  This week we feature the Battistina Gavi .  A perfect option when looking to try a new style of Italian white wine.  Rated 89 points by Wine Review Online, the Gavi is bright yellow in color, with fragrant notes and tastes of peach, pears and apples.  This unoaked wine is crisp with a zingy acidity, hints of mineral notes and an immensely long finish.  As you start preparing your favorite Spring and Summer seafood dishes, “wow” your guests with Gavi – it’s an optimal pairing choice.  (and easy to say too!)

The la Battistina Gavi is another boutique wine that we import -producing about 15,000 cases per year.  Gavi is made of the Cortese di Gavi grape, which is an extremely ancient grape with documentation dating back to 1798.   The Cortese grape had been viewed for many years as the prime grape for white wines in the Northwest of Italy.  The Estate and vineyard span 50 acres in Novi Ligure (a settlement of ancient Ligurians)  and 15 acres in the town of Gavi, region of Piemonte.  The special microclimate, soil, and the springtime Ligurian Sea breeze, give the Cortese grape its unique blend of floral and fruity aromas with an elegant mineral, multi-layered structure.

la Battistina Gavi was recently featured as a “Mixed Case Spring Discovery” by Hope S. Philbrick -on Getaways for Grownups

Suggested Retail: $15.99

Cheers to Spring!