This wine has fleeting scents of honeydew, apples and almonds (typical of the Cortese grape), and a crisp, lingering, fresh finish.
About this wine producer: Marina and Cecilia Piacitelli operate this winery which was established by their father in 1993. The nineteen hectare (47 American acres) of vines were planted by their father on land which had been long-abandoned due to its high altitude. This was a tremendous risk, as these hills are subject to frost, and the harvest is usually a week or so later than on the lower hills. The vineyards are on slopes, with an average height of 1,000 feet. On the upper slopes, the soils are chalk and limestone - the lower slopes on chalk and clay. This is a distinct contrast to most of Gavi which is planted on red clay.