La Scolca Gavi White Label 2015 375ml


SKU 04053


La Scolca led the movement to establish an exciting, new quality level for dry Italian white wines when the Soldati family launched their Gavi dei Gavi in 1966. Gavi comes from a small growing area in northwestern Italy located north of Genoa on the steep slopes of the Ligurian Apennines in Piedmont. The 62-acre La Scolca estate, owned and directed by Giorgio Soldati, is situated in one of the best communes, Rovereto. La Scolca is an artisinal winery which pioneered modern, controlled, vinification in stainless steel to preserve the subtle fruit of the Cortese grape. Yields are kept low, well below the legal maximum, through severe pruning and thinning. This wine is made of 100% Cortese grape. It has a typical Gavi nose of fine almonds and citrus fruit with a fine, fresh, delicate and dry palate. The crisp and refreshing acidity of the wine pairs well with oysters, fish, crab, antipasto, green salads, shellfish, shrimp and sushi.
Category White Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Gavi
Brand La Scolca
Alcohol/vol 12%
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorA light-bodied style, evoking peach and apple flavors. The texture borders on being viscous. Ends with moderate length. Drink now. 6,000 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, November 15, 2016
  • we85

Wine EnthusiastThis simple, refreshing white has a subdued nose while the palate offers delicate flavors suggesting peach, green apple and a hint of citrus. Bright acidity leads to a clean finish.

Kerin O'Keefe, July 1, 2016