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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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  • Barbera

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Castellari Bergaglio

    Castellari Bergaglio’s history is that of a family who decided to dedicate their time to wine pro...

  • Vigne Regali

    In 1979, John and Harry Mariani, owners of the U.S. importer, Banfi Vintners, acquired a mid-18th...

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  • Michele Chiarlo 2010


    this is my favorite wine & to me it's expensive because you may get two glasses out of one's so good you will want more & it's not potent so getting drunk is not an option unless you smell liquer and get is sweet, subtle, has carbonation like a champagne, and a very slight hint of dryness wine me this is the pe... Read More

    Wine review by yokika

  • Gavi Tassarolo Fornace DOCG Cinzia Bergaglio Piemonte 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by luca chevalier

  • Araldica Gavi Luciana 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by Derek25

  • Principessa Gavia Gavi D.O.C.G 2009


    Love this wine for summer. Get it at Argo or Lucas Liquors for $12.99. Read More

    Wine review by betsychase

  • Picollo Ernesto Gavi Gavi 2010


    Straw bright, aromas of green apple skins, grapefruits and flowers; explodes with crisp flavors of citrus, minerals and quinine to a mouthwatering finish. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth

  • Principessa Gavia Gavi D.O.C.G 2009


    Grassy, pops in mouth. Light, pale gold color. Good summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by abeth

  • Araldica Gavi Luciana 2009


    Clean White with lingering licquorice undertones. A good choice. Read More

    Wine review by mikewalkden

  • Villa Sparina Gavi Gavi 2004


    smooth, not acidic, enjoyable , seems like good value to me Read More

    Wine review by H P the B

  • Villa Rosa Gavi di Gavi 2009


    One of my few negative reviews. This Gavi had little bouquet or flavor. Usually one sip and immediately I know - that's a Gavi. This is just a mild, somewhat tasteless white wine (my fellow drinker was in complete agreement). You can do much better for $14. Read More

    Wine review by RUS

  • Massone Gavi 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by lisalauck

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