Waving the white (and green and red) flag….
So just when you thought that drinking an Italian white wine meant being relegated to either a flute of bubbly Asti or a drier Soave, I bring forth new wonder from the Piemonte region of Italy. Presenting Gavi, a dry white wine made from the Cortese grapes, and sheer delight in your glass!
2011, Podere Saulino, Gavi, DOCG
LCBO, Vintages Product ID 305490
My first impressions came as soon as I uncorked the wine, as the aromatic tendencies of this wine came to life! Light and citrusy, with notes of fresh grapes and apricot, the wine had a crisp acidity and undertones of vanilla. Perfect about a half hour out of the fridge, and would be an awesome summertime sipper. Definitely a great match for turkey or ham at Easter, a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Definitely one I will be keeping on hand.