Gavi di Gavi, La Minaia, 2018
This fresh, aromatic and very elegant wine from the lovely cortese grape is native of Piedmont, and home of Italy’s greatest wines (and of course food), dating from the 17thC. A refreshing change from sauvignon blanc or chardonnay.
Nicola Bergaglio’s la Minaia Gavi di Gavi was recommended to me as the best Gavi there is by very knowledgeable Italian friends at Borgo Pignano, the glorious villa and estate outside Volterra. They were right and that is why this is the only Gavi on our list. I'm also pleased that this wine (the 2015 vintage) was awarded the highest accolade in the Vini d'Italia magazine.