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Tenuta Arbeta

Tenuta Arbeta
2015 Gavi, Gavi DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Piedmont Gavi

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .3%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Tenuta Arbeta
2015 Gavi, Gavi DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Piedmont Gavi

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .3%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of honeycrisp apple, melon, and spicy nougat with a satiny, vibrant, medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish that exhibits suggestions of clementine and delicate spice and mint with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A pure, delicious Italian white wine that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honeycrisp apple, melon, and spicy nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of clementine and delicate spice and mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Linguini with White Clam Sauce, Chicken Piccata, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pure, delicious Italian white wine that will be very versatile.

The Producer

Alma Wines

The Producer
2100 Salzedo Street, Suite 303
Miami, FL 33134
USA
1 305-3350667

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.