Grape Variety: 100% Cortese
Pale straw, with delicate greenish highlights. Highly typical, flinty accents; almonds and hazelnut in the finale.
Try with seafood and white meats. Also ideal as aperitif and after dinner.
Gavi dei Gavi La Scolca Black Label is widely regarded as the best Gavi in production (not including La Scolca's D'Antan as it is extremely rare and difficult to find!)
La Scolca were the first winery to produce Gavi, and they trademarked the term "Gavi dei Gavi" hence you will see that other producers call their wines "Gavi di Gavi".
For nearly 100 years La Scolca have been producing super premium white wines, and super premium sparkling wines, and they're widely regarded as one of Italy's premier wineries.
La Scolca is still family owned today and run by Giorgi Soldati (the 4th generation of his family to run La Scolca) and his daughter Chiara. Their success is down to dedicated winemaking but also the location of their vineyards. All grape varieties are different to each other and suit different soils and climates. The Cortese grape is perfectly matched to the terroir of the tiny sub region known as "Rovereto" where La Scolca have their vineyards. It's known locally as the Grand Cru of Gavi.
Their wines are superb, and this Black Label Gavi has been very popular for us, being one our biggest selling white wines.
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