La Zerba Gavi
La Zerba
Italy - Piemonte - Gavi DOCG

La Zerba owns 10 hectares of 25 year old vines in the Tassarolo area. The terrain is tufaceous and calcareous with lots of clay. Its location near the protecting bulk of the Apennine keeps it from suffering the severe storms and bitter winds from the north. Instead, this zone is favored by moderating sea breezes from the east which favor the slow ripening necessary to develop a rich, aromatic bouquet. Here are grown wines that have been renown for their almost Burgundian characteristics with their rich texture and unusual depth of aroma and flavors. 10 hectares. Only biological fertilizer used. Espalier system is used and the vineyards face south, southwest at a height of 280-300 meters above sea level.

The wine shows a pale straw/yellow color, a delicate and quite elegant bouquet with a pleasing floral scent mingled with honeydew melon. Round on the palate, a nice body and a good balance between acidity and the ripe fruits. The finish is long, clean and persistent.

Wine Type
100% Cortese
Agricultural Practices
Valoritalia SRL Organic
Soil type
Tufaceous and calcareous with clay.
Cryomaceration. The skins remain in contact with the must for 36 hours in temperature controlled conditions.. The must is then racked and is allowed to ferment in temperature controlled stainless steel. Malolactic fermentationt. Aged 5 months in stainless steel on its lees and a minimum of 3 months in the bottle.

Chilled, it is a nice aperitif and a perfect companion to pastas, cream sauces, white meats, fish and light fried foods.

Reviews and News

2013 La Zerba Gavi - 89 PTS - IWINE

2013 La Zerba Gavi - 89 PTS - IWINE

I Wine Review"Made from estate grown Cortese grapes, this is a refreshing, light white wine showing scents of grapefruit citrus and lime zest. Showing a touch of astringent acidity on the attack, it's fragrant with good depth and persistence of flavor, finishing on a note of grapefruit pith. Made from estate grapes grown on the beautiful, 10 hectare La Zerba country estate located in the green hills of Gavi at 1500'."
- I-WineReview (March 16th 2015), 89 pts

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Producer Information: La Zerba

In 1973, Ida Cozzio and Livio Lorenzi purchased La Zerba, a country estate in Ligurian-Piedmont Apennines, amongst the beautiful green hills of Gavi. In 1989, the family built a new ...
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