La Giustiniana Lugarara Gavi di Gavi 2017, Piedmont

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For those looking for the very best in Italian white wines, here's something to really grab your attention.

A stunning single vineyard Gavi di Gavi made from the Cortese grape by Gavi experts La Giustiniana. This has delicate stone fruit and green apple notes with a well balanced, mineral-toned palate with a fresh lime twist. An ideal accompaniment to grilled fish, grilled chicken and pesto based sauces.

Wine so good it happily lodges in your memory as something very special.

Awe-inspiring Gavi experts La Giustiniana.... their elite Crus, Montessora and Lugarara, are the finest of their kind. Matthew Jukes, Money Week
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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Gavi

Grape Variety

Cortese

Country

Italy

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayChicken, Rice Dishes, Shellfish

£15.99
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The Producer

The Giustiniana estate stretches out over 110 hectares, with 40 under vine and at high altitudes of between 300-500m above sea level near the commune of Roverto. The estate has banned all use of pesticides and yields are kept very low to retain the pure fruit character. With a winemaking history going back as far as 1250, the Giustiniana family became owners in the only slightly more recent past, in 1625. The single vineyard Gavi di Gavis are the estate's flagship wines, both with a unique and very different character.
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The Winemaker

Consultant winemaker Donato Lanati began working with the estate in 1998 and all of the wines bear his hallmark of quality and precision. Recent innovations in the winery, including the use of cutting-edge, computerised tanks and the estate's own bottling line haven't detracted from century-old traditions, with the two elements in perfect harmony in this beautiful estate.

The Region

The Gavi area sits the south-eastern corner of Piedmont, to the north of Genoa. The clue is in the name here as Piedmont means the 'foot of the mountains' - the Alps to be precise - and the region enjoys a warm climate with low rainfall thanks to the proximity of the Alps to the north and the Apennines to the south. These rolling hills are home to more DOCG wines (the highest quality level of Italian wines), than anywhere else in Italy, not to mention the birthplace of the Slow Food movement.
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Roast Chicken with Garlic & Lemon

Roast chicken is an extremely versatile dish to pair with both light reds and whites. The addition of lemon needs a white with zesty, citrus notes to complement the chicken juices - try Gavi or Portuguese whites for the suitably lemony tones.
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More often matched with fruity reds, for a different Paella pairing try a crisp, lemony white which will contrast nicely with the seafood in the dish.
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