Produttori del Gavi “Il Forte” Gavi DOCG
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The grapes used in this classic example of Gavi grew in the shadow of “Il Forte,” the iconic fortress that towers over the region’s namesake village.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cortese
Elaboration: Cool temperature fermentation for 20 days, aging in steel through the winter months.
Tasting Notes: Intense straw-yellow in color. Fruity scents of peach with a light almond note, extremely fine and delicate. Very fresh and lively in the mouth thanks to its good acidity and due to its creamy texture on the palate, it matches surprisingly well with red-meat dishes.
Produttori del Gavi’s origins trace back to 1951 when 83 families banded together to share their strengths in cooperative form. The group is essentially made up of these same growers to this day, with just twelve more being admitted to the group since inception. The vineyards of member/growers are spread all over the Gavi DOC territory in 11 municipalities covering 200 hectares of land from Tassarolo to Bosio. Such coverage allows the production of various “Cru” bottlings, many of which are amongst the most exciting produced in this historic appellation.
The soil through this zone is heterogeneous and varied and in this way the Cortese grape expresses many different characteristics. Visit Produttori’s growers and you’ll see plenty diversity, from stark white soils made of tuff and limestone due to the marine origins of the area, to tomato colored soils made of clay and rich in minerals due to the alluvial origins of some areas, especially around San Cristoforo. We’ve had our eye on this producer for some years now, and are thrilled to finally share their products with you.