La Giustiniana ‘Lugarara’ Gavi di Gavi 2018 HALF (37.5cl)

£9.95

White, Piemonte, Italy

In stock

Description

Always a fan of this wonderfully fresh white wine, I happened to taste it recently at a friend’s 40th birthday dinner. It was perfect for the occasion, and matched our fish starter without overpowering it. It’s not a rich or overtly fruity wine; it’s understated and citrussy, with a savoury element that adds interest. An excuse wasn’t really needed, but in any case we bought some immediately for the website! The grape variety is Cortese and the wine was made by Cristian Pomo in the Gavi area within Piemonte, Northern Italy.

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Additional information

Bottle size

Half (37.5cl)

Grape Variety

Cortese

Origin

Italy, Piemonte

Vintage

2018

Cork or screwcap

Cork

Alcohol

12.5% ABV

Who makes this and where is it made

Made in the vineyard of Lugarara, within the Gavi wine area of Piemonte. Winemaker Cristian Pomo made this wine for the La Giustiniana estate alongside wine consultant Donato Lanati.

Tasting note

A refreshingly crisp drop with citrus and almond notes and a long, juicy finish.

Drink dates

Drink now or keep until summer 2020

Ideas for drinking/food and wine matching

A great match for pasta or chicken with creamy sauces, and most seafood dishes.

Vegan

Vegan and Vegetarian

Organic

No

Technical Details

This wine is 100% Cortese. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were hand picked and gently pressed then they underwent a long cool fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 16°C. This unoaked wine was bottled in the following Spring.