Hidden in the hills of Piemonte’s Alessandria province and close the Ligurian coast, the commune of Gavi has long been recognized as home to one of Italy’s most important white wines. Reputedly named for a Germanic princess of mythical origin, the area has been famous since the 17th century for its brilliant, dry white wine produced from the ancient Cortese varietal. While much of Northern Italy produces Cortese, nowhere is it produced better than Gavi.

 

Located in the heart of Gavi itself, the history of Il Poggio di Gavi is a transformation of a gentleman’s pastime into a woman’s passion. Purchased by the Odone family in 1919 for use a hunting preserve, the 3 hectares estate in Rovereto (Gavi di Gavi) began producing wines in 1976. Boasting a terroir rich with sandy and clay soil, the wines produced here possess amazing minerality and structure alongside a floral, sexy character. Sustainably farmed, this tiny 2000 case property is one of the area’s hidden gems.

VINI BIANCHI

Nuvole Poggio Gavi DOCG

Rovereto Gavi di Gavi DOCG

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