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Ricossa

Ricossa
2015 Gavi DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Piedmont Gavi

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .35%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
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Ricossa
2015 Gavi DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Piedmont Gavi

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .35%
Bright straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of white blossoms, nectarine and papaya, white peppercorn, and hint of moss and straw with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that shows touches of mango and lime, green apple and pear, and minerals with no oak flavor. A mouthwatering Italian white that will pair nicely with seafood.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: white blossoms, nectarine and papaya, white peppercorn, and hint of moss and straw
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of mango and lime, green apple and pear, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oysters Rockefeller, Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouthwatering Italian white that will pair nicely with seafood.

The Importer

Touchstone Wines LLC

The Importer
511 Oak Ridge Dr
Redwood City, CA 94062
USA
1 831-917-1716

Their Portfolio

Piedmont Gavi

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Gavi is a white wine from Piedmont, produced exclusively from the local Cortese grape. Cortese in Italian means "courteous" and the wines are aptly named, as they are medium-bodied with attractive pear and melon fruit with good, but not overwhelming acidity.

The Gavi production zone is in the province of Alessandria, with some of the vineyards located not far from the Ligurian border. This is a relatively cool area, thus ideal for maintaining proper acidity and structure for the wines.

Gavi was quite popular in the 1980s, but has has limited success, due in some part to the popularity of another Italian white, Pinot Grigio. However, currently there are a handful of artisan producers that are crafting more complex versions of Gavi, some from biodynamic vineyards, some aging their wines in barriques.

Drink most Gavi wihtin three to five years, although a few versions from older vines can age for a decade or more. Pair with lighter seafood or risotto.