Broglia Gavi Gavi la Meirana 2008
This is the most representative and classic wine produced by the farm and it is for this reason that its label carries the name of the farm: the Meirana on it. As a matter of fact the very oldest document which states the origin of the name "Gavi" is preserved at the Record Office in Genova and mentions vineyards and chestnut woods on a spot called Meirana. That document dates back to 971 A.D.. Therefore the grape-growing tradition of the Meirana began at the dawn of the history of the village of Gavi. This wine is made in stainless - steel containers at controlled temperature. It ferments between 18 and 20 degrees in order to preserve its fruity and fresh flavour. The wine "La Meirana" shows the extraordinary characteristics typical of the area of Gavi where the delicious almond - taste, unique in its kind, can be found.
This is the only Gavi di Gavi DOCG that I have had, but it is a great white wine at a decent price value. Goes great with seafood. More body and more concentrated food than the simple cheaper Gavi's out there. Good minerality to it with a fleshy lime and tropical fruit flavors.
Had at dinner w greg
External Reviews for Broglia Gavi Gavi la Meirana
The ripe nectarine fruit of this cortese melds with impressive acidity, which gives the flavors a mineral inflection and a lasting lime pith taste. The middle is soft and round, the finish mouthwatering, for grilled polipetto.
All aboard the Gavi train! These whites from Italy, made from the Cortese grape, have been making a lot of press lately, and for good reason - high acidity and a mineral base make for easy-to-drink, very food-friendly wines, often at a very affordable price. Instead of shelling out $8 more for a good Sancerre, check out the Broglia Gavi - medium-bodied, flinty and grapefruity, this is everything you could want from a good Sauvignon Blanc, but with a hint of anise and flowers on the nose to make you wake up and pay attention.
The 2008 La Meirana is a sparkling wine made from Cortese (the same grape used for Gavi), which I tasted for the first time this year. Beautifully precise white peaches, menthol and flowers are given an extra sense of lift from a fine mousse, here achieved through the Chianti method. This is an absolutely gorgeous sparkling wine that delivers tons of class for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012.
Next time you need a high-end, show-stopping white, skip the Chardonnay and try something new. Broglia's Gavi is 100% Cortese from vineyards that have been farmed for over 100 years. Delicate white and citrus fruits are backed by deep flinty and wet stone character, and the luminescent acidity gives the wine excellent balance and structure. Perfect for shellfish, oysters and grilled white fishes, this fabulous, award-winning Italian bottling also drinks deliciously with lemon pepper chicken and pasta salads.
Broglia's 2008 Gavi di Gavi La Meirana is wonderfully fresh and perfumed in its peaches, apricots, spices and flowers. This is an especially ripe style of Gavi with an almost-tropical expression of fruit wrapped into a medium-bodied frame. The wine's balance is simply impeccable. As is often the case, Broglia makes some of the finest wines in the Gavi appellation. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.
Bright medium yellow-gold. White flowers, lime and passion fruit on the nose, with complicating suggestions of chalk. Kiwi and vanilla custard are lifted by hints of minerals and lime on the long, crisp finish. Offers exceptional quality for an entry-level wine.
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