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San Silvestro Gavi di Gavi "Fossili" DOCG 2008

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The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly produces the leading Piedmontese Doc and Docg red wines, with a storage capacity in a controlled microclimate of around 400,000 bottles within a total surface area of over 5,000 square metres. The grapes vinified by Cantine San Silvestro are mostly grown in the Langhe, and from vineyards to be found in the Roero and the Monferrato. Today, San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano, and carried forward through four generations. Over the years the firm - run today by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano - has gradually expanded beyond the local market, and now the production of “Cantine San Silvestro” is sold throughout Italy and abroad. This delicious Gavi di Gavi is spicy with a pleasant mineral tone and crisp finish. Good with spicy food. It has aromas of citrus fruit, with floral undertones; prominent mineral sensations; a long finish, with balance and good structure. Pairs this with aperitifs, sushi, grilled fish, shellfish, oysters, pasta, wildfowl, blue cheeses.

Region: Italy » Piemonte » Gavi

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  • 2008

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Winery: San Silvestro
Color: White
Varietal: Cortese
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The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly produces the leading Piedmontese Doc and Docg red wines, with a storage capacity in a controlled microclimate of around 400,000 bottles within a total surface area of over 5,000 square metres. The grapes vinified by Cantine San Silvestro are mostly grown in the Langhe, and from vineyards to be found in ... Read more
The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly produces the leading Piedmontese Doc and Docg red wines, with a storage capacity in a controlled microclimate of around 400,000 bottles within a total surface area of over 5,000 square metres. The grapes vinified by Cantine San Silvestro are mostly grown in the Langhe, and from vineyards to be found in the Roero and the Monferrato. Today, San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano, and carried forward through four generations. Over the years the firm - run today by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano - has gradually expanded beyond the local market, and now the production of “Cantine San Silvestro” is sold throughout Italy and abroad. Since 1988, the Tenuta Arnulfo Costa di Bussia estate in the area of Monforte d’Alba has also belonged to the Sartirano family, and in 2002 they also took over the Tenuta Ghercina estate, which includes vineyards in the villages of Barolo and Novello, where the headquarters of the company are now located. Read less

External Reviews for San Silvestro Gavi di Gavi "Fossili" DOCG

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/23/2010

The Sartirano family's wine business was founded in 1871, but it was only in the 1950's that they started to develop the domestic market outside Piemonte, selling their wines in54L barrels. In 1970 the family decided to bottle its wines and installed its first bottling line. Business prospered and in 1976 a new winery was built and the company was renamed Cantina San Silvestro. Continuing this expansion, in 2001 the family purchased 8 hectares of land in the middle of the Barolo region where they have built a new 5,000 square metre winery with modern Vinification and increaded storage facilities. In the 1990's the export market soared and today export sales now account for 60% of San Silvestro's total production. San Silvestro produce good quality, typical and commercially priced Piemontese wines from their own grapes as well as working with long term contract growers from the Langhe area and other prime areas of Piemonte. Grapes: &...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/20/2013

The Sartirano family's wine business was founded in 1871, but it was only in the 1950's that they started to develop the domestic market outside Piemonte in Italy, selling their wines in 54L barrels. In 1970 the family decided to bottle its wines and installed its first bottling line. San Silvestro produce great quality wines, typical of the region and competitively priced from their own grapes. Grapes : 100% Cortese Region : Italy / Piedmont / Gavi di Gavi DOCG Maker : Paolo Sartirano Serve : Chilled as an aperitif or with hors d'oeuvres, seafood, white meats and light pasta dishes. Taste : Spicy with a pleasant mineral tone and a crisp finish. Great with spicy food. ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians



The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly produces the leading Piedmontese Doc and Docg red wines, with a storage capacity in a controlled microclimate of around 400,000 bottles within a total surface area of over 5,000 square metres. The grapes vinified by Cantine San Silvestro are mostly grown in the Langhe, and from vineyards to be found in the Roero and the Monferrato. Today, San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano, and carried forward through four generations. Over the years the firm - run today by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano - has gradually expanded beyond the local market, and now the production of “Cantine San Silvestro” is sold throughout Italy and abroad. This delicious Gavi di Gavi is spicy with a pleasant mineral tone and crisp finish. Good with spicy food. It has aromas of citrus fruit, with floral undertones; prominent mineral sensations; a long finish, with balance and good structure. Pairs this with aperitifs, sushi, grilled fish, shellfish, oysters, pasta, wildfowl, blue cheeses.

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