Gavi di Gavi, La Minaia: New 2018 Vintage


75cl bottle: £15.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £191.40


I have just tasted (on Tuesday) the new 2018 vintage of this mesmerizing wine, to make sure it meets our exacting standards. And I am delighted to say that the 2018 is superbly refreshing, delicious and exactly what you want from a Gavi di Gavi. In all my travels and wine tastings, I have not found another Gavi di Gavi which comes close on quality and price to 'La Minaia'. This is justifiably the only Gavi on our list and it has been amazingly popular amongst our customers, as well as being found in some of the best restaurants in London.

This fresh and elegant white from the famous Italian region of Piedmont is 100% cortese, delivering beautiful aromas of pear, apple and citrus fruit along with balance and length on the finish. An award winning wine with the 2015 earning the Tre Bicchieri (3 glasses) in the ‘Vini d’Italia’ guide book – the most coveted award for an Italian wine. A truly special find.

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