2020 Linea Retta Gavi
A dry, steely character, with peach and nectarine flavors. Green apples. Stones. Full body, dense fruit and a long, flavourful finish.
While the Piedmont region in north-eastern Italy tends to get the most attention for its fantastic red wines, it also produces gorgeous white wines. One of the first to gain an international reputation is Gavi wine, more formally known as Cortese di Gavi, because it is made exclusively from the Cortese grape. Named after the township of Gavi, these wines are crisp, refreshing, and so bone dry that they’ll leave your mouth tingling. Documentation from local vineyards shows evidence of Cortese plantings dating back to 1659. The grape has thin skins and naturally high acidity, balanced by the warm, sunny climate where they’re grown. These wines have had DOC status since 1974 and DOCG since 1998.
This wine was made in the La Spinetta winery in the Piemonte region of northern Italy as a joint project by Giorgio Rivetti and Larry Cherubino.