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Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015: Commended
Decanter World Wine Awards, 2007: Bronze
Tasting Notes - The wine is very pleasant the spring after the harvest but is at its most enjoyable after a few months in the bottles. It can be kept in bottles for several years without suffering in quality.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
Hillside vineyards in the Gavi region.
Admirable balance and easy drinking are Rolona’s main personality traits. The bouquet is rich and long lingering, offering crisp, refreshing aromas of pear and green apple, dried hay, plus an intriguing hint of citrus and earthy mineral.
This Gavi is most impressive on the palate, with a leisurely development and lively crispness that attest to its absolutely classic style. Serve in tulip-shaped glass at 10° C.
The grapes are transferred to the cellar immediately and undergo soft pressing to extract the very best from the fruit. Fermentation takes place slowly at a controlled temperature (18-20°C, to maintain the typically rich aromas of the Cortese di Gavi varietal) and lasts for up to 20 days. The wine is bottled in february or March to allow a minimal ageing, period in bottles before the wine is sold, and to make sure it reaches a certain level of maturity and balance.
September 6 – September 14 2.5kg per plant and 95 ql/Ha
Alcohol content 12,5% by vol, Total acidity 5,1 g/l