White Label Gavi DOCG 2012

The story goes that as the family was making preparations for the marriage of a daughter, the bride-to-be let slip that the family home was not quite as she had hoped for the wedding.  The Marques immediately decided to build a lavish villa in the middle of the property.  He called this landmark "La Marchesa," and today, this name is borne by all the wines coming from the estate. The grapes for the La Marchesa Gavi White Label are pressed immediately following the harvest without adding any sulphites.  

Tasting Notes

Light straw-yellow in color, aromas of ripe apples and tree fruits complement undertones of wildflowers and herbs. On the palate, it is fresh and lively with a dry finish that is underscored by minerality.

Food Pairing

While it makes a great sipping wine, this wine pairs well with shellfish, velouté sauces, sardine appetizers, and lightly-grilled Dover sole.

Production Info
Vineyard size
88 acres
Soil composition
Training method
Guyot and Spur-pruned Cordon
925 feet
3.6 tons
Year vineyard planted
Harvest time
First vintage of this wine
Bottles produced of this wine
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Cortese
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-12 days
Fermentation temperature
63-64 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Size of aging container
400 HL
Length of aging before bottling
3 months
Analytical Data
12 %
pH level
Residual sugar
4 g/L
5.2 g/L
Dry extract
18.5 g/L

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