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Riva Leone

Riva Leone
2015 Gavi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Piedmont Gavi

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Riva Leone
2015 Gavi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Piedmont Gavi

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of white peach, honeysuckle, petrol, and wheat grass with a round, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, elegant, medium-length violet and wet stone, oregano and tarragon, pineapple, and celery and anise finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A beautiful expression of gavi that is fresh, clean and expressive.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white peach, honeysuckle, petrol, and wheat grass
Taste Flavor: violet and wet stone, oregano and tarragon, pineapple, and celery and anise
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A beautiful expression of gavi that is fresh, clean and expressive.
The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
104 Crandon Blvd, Suite 402
Key Biscayne, FL 33419
USA
1 305-365-0101
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.
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