2019 Enrico Serafino Gavi del Comune di Gavi Grifo del Quartaro

Year: 2019
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$14.95
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"The 2019 Gavi del Comune di Gavi Grifo del Quartaro is a beautifully fragrant wine that shows the floral and tropical fruit intensity that comes with the Cortese grape. The vines are planted in a six-hectare site in Monterotondo di Gavi that boasts white calcareous clay soils. These conditions reduce the vigor of the vines, resulting in more character and concentration. You'll also notice a drying touch of chalky minerality that gives linearity and focus to the wine. An ample 50,000 bottles were released at a terrific value price.

Located in Canale in Roero, this property is owned by Kyle J. Krause Gentile-the same American Krause family that purchased the Vietti winery a few years back. This family is passionate about the Langhe and its wines, and they have a keen eye when it comes to acquisitions. They have added many gorgeous sites to their portfolio of vineyards. The interesting theme in these wines from Enrico Serafino is the use of the Picotener grape, a subvariety of Nebbiolo. In fact, a new wine called Picotener highlights interest in this rediscovered native grape. I'd also like to point your attention to the beautiful Alta Langa sparkling wines made by this estate." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Enrico Serafino "Grifo del Quartaro" Gavi di Gavi is a classic example of Piedmont's noble white winemade from the native Cortese grape. Gavi DOCG is the most esteemed source of Cortese wines andthe 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 areacreates wines with clear-cut character, freshness, and minerality, as well as complex structure. Thename Grifo del Quartaro refers to an antique coin used by Genovese Lords (from the city of Genoa thatis not far from the village of Gavi), who were the vineyard land-owners of the Gavi area