Gavi di Gavi, La Minaia Nicola Bergaglio 2017


75cl bottle: £15.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £191.40


Gavi di Gavi is the qualitative epicentre of the Gavi region and Nicola Bergaglio's sensational offering is by far the best of all those we tasted. This is a serious—and very good dry white wine and a fine example of why the style has been gathering followers so quickly. This is the only Gavi I have selected for our list: the most important thing is that it receives our customer's approval and as an additional endorsement, the wine achieved the 'Tre Bicchieri' award in Italy and is listed in many of the best restaurants in London.


Our Tasting Notes

All the classic flavours you would expect of a Gavi di Gavi - pears, citrus fruit, apples - but with a balance and length unusual for a wine at this price. This is a finely crafted, fresh white which would make a fine match for all manner of white fish dishes.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Cortese
Appellation: Gavi di Gavi DOCG
Alcohol: 13%


Cortese based wines have been produced around the city of Gavi since the 17th Century. Today the area can be broadly divided into two quality categories—Gavi and the more distinguished Gavi di Gavi DOCG. The latter is obliged to meet stricter quality controls and comes from the vineyards closest to the town.


"She also has a distinct weakness for Gavi di Gavi, honed during many years of sitting by sun-dappled pools on holiday in Italy. She heartily approved of the 2017 Nicola Bergaglio, ‘La Minaia’ Gavi di Gavi and I lapped it up too (what little she left). Made from 100 per cent Cortese in the heart of Piedmont, it’s stainless-steel fermented for freshness and spends plenty of time in bottle before release. It’s aromatic and peachy with mouth-filling fresh fruit and a long, silky finish." Jonathan Ray, The Spectator

"Fresh hints of citrus fruit, hawthorn followed by sea and cliff aromas. Pulp and spirited to the palate, the length demonstrates incisiveness. Pronounced flavour and juicy drink. Drink 2017-2023" Decanter Magazine, February 2018

"Tre Bicchieri (3 glasses) 2016 – Winner - 2015 vintage. Tre Bicchieri is the most coveted award for an Italian wine. This is the highest rating that can be given to a wine as part of “Vini d’Italia” guide book." Gambero Rosso