Enrico Serafino "Grifo del Quartaro" Gavi di Gavi

Style: Light, crisp white        Vintage: 2020          ABV: 12.5%

Varietal: Cortese             Appellation: Gavi DOCG     Region: Piedmont     Country: Italy

This savory white opens with enticing scents of white spring flowers, white almond, botanical herbs and a whiff of bread dough. Smoothly textured, the tangy palate offers ripe white peach, lemon drop candy and a hint of bitter almond before finishing on a saline mineral note

Enrico Serafino "Grifo del Quartaro" Gavi di Gavi is a classic example of Piedmont's noble white wine made from the native Cortese grape. Gavi DOCG is the most esteemed source of Cortese wines and the town of Gavi, at its heart, is recognized to produce the finest expressions of the denomination.  Thanks to the sloping hills and exposure, as well as marly, white chalky and clay-rich earth, the area creates wines with clear-cut character, freshness, and minerality, as well as complex structure.  The grapes for this wine are sourced from a six-hectare vineyard in Monterotondo di Gavi. The name Grifo del Quartaro refers to an antique coin used by Genovese Lords (from the city of Genoa that is not far from the village of Gavi), who were the vineyard land-owners of the Gavi area