Gavi Wine

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Gavi is a distinguished white wine produced in the Piedmont section of northern Italy. The wine is named for the town at the heart of the region. But now for a little story time (perhaps while you sip a glass of this fruity and honeyed, dry wine):
 
Once upon a time, around the 5th century, there was a beautiful, fair princessa named Gavia. She was the daughter of Clodimir, King of the Franks (son of Clovis I). Long before anyone knew what Stockholm Syndrome was, she fell in love with one of her guards, and he asked for her hand in marriage. When they asked Clodimir’s permission, he forbade the marriage, saying it was beneath her class to marry him. But they were hopelessly in love, so they went to whatever the French Medieval equivalent of Vegas was, and, because this is a fairy tale after all, were able to cross the Alps and settle in a remote location in a tiny village on the fringes of the kingdom, in what is now Italy. They eluded the king’s troops for a long time. Read more »

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  • Cortese

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  • Garganega

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  • Grenache

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • La Zerba

    'La Zerba' is a family wine industry. It spreads out of a vineyard surface of about 12 hectares w...

  • Castellari Bergaglio

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Gavi on Snooth

  • Pricipia Mathematica?  Interesting name.Gavi is my favorite Italian white wine. I'm sure this is not a particularly distinguished wine, but I'm sure liking it. Crisp and fresh--white wine characteristics that will win me over every time. Very pleasant up-front fruit--peach, green apple.  VERY NICE acid crispness--almost, not quite, lemony.  We'r... Read More

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  • I'm a big fan of Gavi.  Easily my favorite Italian white wine.Totally unfamiliar with Vitovska, but that's why I hang out here. Well, it's been raining most of today.   Nose of dark fruit and violet.  On the tongue, there is tartness with that dark fruit.  Not to worry, though, the tartness dissipates very quicklly.  Mid palate I get the tannin,... Read More

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  • Stephano Massone Gavi Massera 2011

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Yea, I can see how that could become a big problem, having to try and keep up ... light, crisp and refreshing Gavi from Pio Cesare. The nose is light with a little funky lemon wax scent. On the tongue there's plenty of light lemon cream, not quite ripe pear and a bit of lemon grass. The acidity is medium plus and the finish medium minu Read More

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  • Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi 2013

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    Nice, light, crisp and refreshing Gavi from Pio Cesare. The nose is light with a little funky lemon wax scent. On the tongue there's plenty of light lemon cream, not quite ripe pear and a bit of lemon grass. The acidity is medium plus and the finish medium minus. Not bad for a mid-week, summertime quaff. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Mauro Sebaste Gavi 2013

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    Pale yellow color in the glass. Fairly fruity noseapricot, apple. Quite light on the tongue. As from the nose I get green apple and apricot flavors. Noticeable spritz sensation mid-palate with citrus at the back of the palate. Nice, refreshing, easy drinking wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I love it. Certainly, nothing like Sauvignon Blanc.  To me Gavi is a bit more full-bodied than Sauvignon Blanc.  In fact in many ways I would compare Gavi to white Burgundy in terms of body, acid, and, to a certain extent, flavor. Read More

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  • Loire valley is like going back to my roots- spent several summers in Saumur!Any thoughts on Gavi di Gavi? Read More

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  • Valle Berta Gavi Italy Cortese 2013

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    a decent old world wine, maybe it should have spent a season in the oak for the likes of my palate Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Coppo Gavi la Rocca 2012

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    A bit stinky on the nose with lots of floral character and hints of steely minerality, honeycomb, and somewhat exotic persimmon and guava tinged fruit. Some trapped CO2 lends this a prickle on the tongue, followed by rather delicate but pure mineral and white floral flavors laid over a base of delicate peach tinged citrus pith flavors. This has ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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