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Picollo Ernesto Gavi 2014 750ml
Sku: 40331
Lorenzo Picollo founded the winery in 1945. Today, Lorenzo’s son Ernesto takes care of the winemaking, and Ernesto’s son Gianlorenzo manages the vineyards. The vineyards lie most ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Gavi
Grape Varietal: Cortese
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG
 
Reg. $12.99

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Straw color with aromas of summer stone fruits and white flowers with a fresh and clean spicy finish.

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Lorenzo Picollo founded the winery in 1945. Today, Lorenzo’s son Ernesto takes care of the winemaking, and Ernesto’s son Gianlorenzo manages the vineyards. The vineyards lie mostly in Rovereto, with four additional acres in Tassarolo, which is used for the production of their basic Gavi. The soil of the region is a mix of sand and clay. Their range of wines includes two Gavis – the basic Gavi and Gavi del Comune di Gavi Rovereto. Ernesto is very careful to give maximum expression to his vineyards and to the Cortese grape. Fermentation is in stainless steel and malolactic is allowed, but on a limited basis.
Wine maker notes
100% Cortese di Gavi grapes. The fruit comes from a new vineyard in the hills of Tassarolo. The grapes are softly pressed in a new pneumatic Willmes press. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and lasts around three weeks. There is no malolactic fermentation. Once settled the wine is bottled and released after an additional period of rest in the bottle.

Technical notes
The Cortese grapes come from a vineyard in Tassarolo planted on marly and clay soil. Fermented for three weeks in stainless steel.

Producer
Lorenzo Picollo founded the winery in 1945. Today, Lorenzo’s son Ernesto takes care of the winemaking, and Ernesto’s son Gianlorenzo manages the vineyards. The vineyards lie mostly in Rovereto, with 4 additional acres in Tassarolo, which is used for the production of their basic Gavi. The soil of the region is a mix of sand and clay. Their range of wines includes three Gavi – the basic Gavi, Gavi del Comune di Gavi and the single vineyard Rughe, where the vines are over 50 years of age. In the winery, Ernesto is very careful to give maximum expression to his vineyards and to the Cortese grape. Fermentation is stainless steel and malolactic is allowed, but only on a partial basis. The Rughe sees some barrel fermentation, usually only 20 percent.