Recommendation: EXCEPTIONAL buy on a GREAT Italian Gavi wine.
Winery/Producer: Stefano Massone; Capriata D’Orba, Italy.
Grape Variety: Cortese
Geographic Region, Appellation: Gavi; Piedmont, Italy.
Price: $11.70 (with a 10% discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Tortellini with basil pesto, zucchini, onions, garlic and tomato; mixed gree salad with oil, garlic and lemon juice dressing.
He said: Chilled before serving. Light wheat straw color. Ripe apple and citrus fruit aromas. Intense, dry, tart, ripe apple taste with a slightly creamy mouth-feel. Very long, smooth, tart apple finish with LOTS of mineral. This was absolutely PERFECT with the basil pesto and cheese tortellini. In fact this is the best pairing of wine and food we have had in a long time. Just a little mouth cleansing of the olive oil in the pesto sauce from the bright acidity, GREAT complementary citrus flavors with the food and about as easy drinking and refreshing as you get. At $11.70 this get two thumbs up from me and it’s clearly a Quality wine at a Bargain price…I’m purring just like our cat Horace after he has eaten a delicious dinner. This is a MEMORABLE wine with perfect balance at a rediculous low price!!!
She said: If you have never heard of Gavi wine put it on your list of wines to find. This white wine from the Piedmont is dry and creamy and goes down so easily that is is the ultimate sipping wine. This is not to say it is ONLY a sipping wine; it was also GREAT with the pesto tortellini and went with the salad afterwards too. At $11.70 it is a bargain wine, but watch out, you may drink a lot of it!