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
Clay-Loam
Training method
Guyot and Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
925 feet
Vines/acre
1,080
Yield/acre
3.6 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1986
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1987
Bottles produced of this wine
150,000
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
Alcohol
12 %
pH level
3.2
Residual sugar
4 g/L
Acidity
5.2 g/L
Dry extract
18.5 g/L

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