2022 Pio Cesare Gavi

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Langhe
Winery Pio Cesare
Vintage 2022
Grape Cortese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2027
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The white Gavi di Gavi is one of the special wines of the region, and has since been elevated to the super appellation DOCG. It is a wine that can age remarkably well. It owes this character to a combination of a powerful character with a lively acidity. The grape at the base of the wine is the Cortese, one of the special local grapes of Piemonte. A unique grape variety that we do not find anywhere else. The grapes ripen late, and are usually not harvested until early October. A low temperature fermentation and a short aging in stainless steel guarantee a wine with maximum fruit and freshness.

In the glass, the Pio Cesare Gavi has a beautiful straw yellow with a hint of green. In the nose, the wine is intense with spring flowers, citrus fruit, apple, minerals, wonderfully fragrant, with lots of freshness. In the mouth the wine has a dry taste, full, balanced and elegant, a touch of fennel, with fresh acidity in the aftertaste. This is an excellent aperitif, but also a wine that comes into its own with salads, fish, crustaceans and shellfish

ABOUT PIO CESARE

The house of Pio Cesare is one of the classic producers of the region. Located in Alba, the 'wine capital' of this region, and founded in 1881 by Cesare Pio. His name has been retained in reverse order as the name of this trading house and family business. It is still in family hands, because it is headed by Pio Boffa, the great-grandson of the founder. He continues the work of the family in an excellent way, and in the meantime he is also responsible for a number of modernizations and changes at this fine, traditional company. For example, Pio Cesare has always been a trading house, which contracted the grapes from wine growers in the region. This is also a common practice in this region, which has many small winegrowers with small plots of vineyard, who are always willing to sell their grapes to one of the trading houses. In that respect, the region is a bit like Burgundy, with all those different vineyards, each with its own name, divided into small pieces of vineyard, all owned by a different winegrower.

Pio Boffa has decided that it is a good thing for the quality of the wines to own vineyards. Over the years, he has therefore purchased a number of vineyards, especially in the famous areas of Barolo and Barbaresco. The vineyard property is now 45 hectares in size, and produces some of the finest wines of the house, with a few unique vineyard cuvées as the highlights. These are only marketed in the good years.

The necessary changes have also been made in winemaking. A very restrained vinification has been chosen, in which the wine is left alone as much as possible, so with as few interventions as possible. Each wine receives the individual treatment that best suits that particular wine, with a shorter or longer fermentation on the skins, whether or not followed by a classic aging in Slavonian oak, the traditional wood of the region. It produces wines with a classic finesse, balanced and complex, worthy representatives of this special wine region.

Vineyard for 2022 Pio Cesare Gavi

The house Pio Cesare is one of the classic producers of the region. Based in Alba, the region's "wine capital", and founded in 1881 by Cesare Pio. Its name has been retained in reverse order as the name of this trading house and family business. It is still in family hands, as it is headed by Pio Boffa, the founder's great-grandson. He continues the work of the family in an excellent way, and has since also been responsible for a number of modernisations and changes at this beautiful, traditional company. For example, Pio Cesare has always been a trading house, which purchased the grapes on contract from winegrowers in the region. This is also a common practice in this region, which has many small winegrowers with small patches of vineyard, who are always ready to sell their grapes to one of the trading houses. In that respect, the region is a bit like Burgundy, with all those different vineyards, each with its own name, divided into small pieces of vineyard, all of which are owned by a different winemaker.

Pio Boffa has decided that for the quality of the wines it is a good thing to also own vineyards. Over the years he has therefore acquired a number of vineyards, especially in the famous areas of Barolo and Barbaresco. The vineyard property now extends over 45 hectares, and produces some of the house's finest wines, topped by a few distinct vineyard cuvées. These are only marketed in the good years. The necessary changes have also been made in winemaking. We have opted for a very restrained vinification, in which the wine is left alone as much as possible, so with as few interventions as possible. Each wine receives the individual treatment that best suits that particular wine, with a shorter or longer fermentation on the skins, whether or not followed by a classic maturation on Slavonian oak, the traditional wood of the region. It produces wines with a classic finesse, balanced and complex, worthy representatives of this special wine region.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Langhe
Winery Pio Cesare
Grape Cortese
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2027
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
James Suckling rating 91
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Light, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Voor alledag
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