Gavi DOCG Pisé

Biodynamic Piedmontese White Wine

The best expression of the farm’s philosophy. It surprises for its longevity and and its nose evolution during the first days after opening: a continuous discovery of scents which are released in time.

The soil

The vineyard from which our cru Pisé comes, is the oldest of La Raia. It is located approximately 400 metres above sea level on a sout, south-west exposed promontory, particularly suited for farming of the indigenous Cortese vine variety. The well drained, sandy and loose soil limits the vegetative vigour, the production of the vines and it allows to obtain extraordinary quality grapes. As for the biodynamic principles the vineyards are only treated with moderate quantities of sulphur and copper. The cure of the soil aims to the best microbiological and nutritional balance, granting a deep fertility.

Grapes

The grapes present a good aromatic complement, an important sugar and acidity and conditions necessary to produce a great white wine of remarkable pleasantness.

Wine making

Grapes are selected on the branch and handpicked after the second half of September, before undertaking a soft pressing. The static decantation of the must is done without any oenological additives and happens at a low temperature. The moderate contact with the oxygen and the care devoted to all the transformation phases exalt the original features of the vine and the terroir. The alcoholic fermentation lasts approximately 20/25 days, at a controlled temperature. The wine is left on native yeasts in stainless steel tanks for 20 months before being cold stabilized and then bottled. The prolonged period on the lees makes this wine long-lived, and able to evolve even when uncorked and again in the glass.

Evolution after uncorking

Once the bottle is opened the wine will preserve for 4/5 days. During this period of time we can notice a very slow evolution, passing from fruity and floral notes to mineral and citrus notes.

Tasting notes

COLOUR: brilliant light straw yellow, with slight greenish hints.
AROMA: broad and intense, with complex feelings and flower notes, accompanied by ripe fruit, pear and honey.
MOUTHFEEL: very rich, warm and harmonic, with a moderate, but present, acidity, justly savoury and with a persistent, warm finish.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
Contains sulphites

Perfect pairing

Excellent with all seafood, which compliments its saltiness and fleshy delicacy. It is the perfect match also for vegetable risotto and medium aged cheese.
Best served: Between 11° and 13° C.

Perfect storage

If stored in a cool dry place, and in the dark, at 10°/18° C, bottles keep unaltered for 6/8 years.

Awards

Respecting the earth gives great quality. Gavi DOCG Pisé has received several awards over the years and we are happy to share them with you.

  • Go Wine. Cantine d’Italia: Top Wine
  • Vini buoni d’Italia: 4 Stars
  • Gambero Rosso: 2 Glasses
  • Slow Wine : Top Wine - Slow Wine
  • Vitae. La guida vini: 4 Vines and 1 Bow
  • Doctor Wine: 93 Points
  • Bibenda: 5 Grapes
  • Slow Wine: Al naso aromi fruttati, sentori di erbe aromatiche e spezie pungenti. Vena minerale
  • Vini buoni d’Italia: 3 Stars
  • Gambero Rosso: 2 Glasses
  • Go Wine. Cantine d’Italia: Top wine
  • Bibenda: 4 Grapes
  • Go Wine. Cantine d’Italia: Top wine
  • Slow Wine: Typical almond finish
  • Bibenda: 4 Grapes
  • Vini d’Italia: The sip beats by the double track of intensiveness and agreableness
  • I vini di Veronelli: 2 Stars
  • Gambero Rosso: 2 Red Glasses
  • Vitae. La guida vini: Great profile wine
  • Go Wine. Cantine d’Italia: Top wine
  • I vini di Veronelli: 2 Stars
  • I vini d’Italia: Wine of excellence. First in the denomination ranking
  • I vini di Veronelli: Excellent wine
  • Bibenda: 4 Grapes
  • Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia: 90/100
  • Gambero Rosso: 2 Glasses
  • I vini buoni d’Italia: 2 Stars
  • I vini d’Italia: Wineof excellence, first in the denomination ranking
  • I vini di Veronelli: Excellent wine
  • Bibenda: 4 Grapes
  • Gambero Rosso: 2 Glasses
  • Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2014: 84/100
  • I vini buoni d’Italia: 4 Stars

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