EVOLUTION OF A CRU
"We have produced Gavi DOCG Pisé, our cru, since 2010, only in the best vintages. The basis for the success of this wine, like other wines of La Raia, is biodynamic farming that ensures healthy plants and excellent fruit quality.
Gavi Pisé represents our highest effort, our constant research to bring out the value of the Cortese variety: we select only perfect grapes, for two years of steeping on native yeasts and – starting with this 2018 vintage – a passage in in 25HL Stockinger oak barrels to discover what this Cortese is capable of becoming. The results are surprising: limpid structure, even greater longevity, and an explosion of notes and aromas that suggest the blossom-scented air of La Raia.
With a light and unprecedented touch of vanilla. The 2018 vintage is a new evolution of our cru, recognized from the outset for its capacity to evolve, in the bottle and in the glass."
Piero Rossi Cairo
The start of a new voyage
Gavi Pisé takes its name from the load-bearing masonry of our winery, made with rammed earth indicated as pisé by Martin Rauch. This wall, with a length of 30 meters and a height of 5, is so particular that it has become the distinctive feature of La Raia. Like Gavi Pisé, and especially the Pisé 2018.
La Raia is a unique ecosystem. A biodynamic farm which thanks to its 180 hectares of vineyards, fields, pastures and woods contains an extraordinary variety of animal and plant species. An authentic oasis of biodiversity that surrounds the vineyard of the Cascinetta, which yields the grapes for Gavi Pisé.
The choice of the grape bunches for the production of Gavi Pisé happens in two phases. The first is on the vines, where the fruit on each plant is reduced by half, leaving the best bunches with the best direction of exposure. After the harvest, another selection is performed in the cellar.