"La Ghibellina is an estate in the Gavi appellation of southern Piedmont, near the border with Liguria and less than an hour's drive to Genoa on the coast. Cortese di Gavi, or Gavi di Gavi which the wine can be called when the grapes are grown in the commune of Gavi, was promoted to DOCG status in 1998. Wines labeled Cortese di Gavi or Gavi di Gavi must be made from 100% Cortese grapes. The Cortese grape, with it's striking acidity and chalky mineral character, thrives in the limestone rich clay soils around Gavi.
The owners, Marina and Alberto Ghibellini, manage the farm and wine production with the help of the clearly talented oenologist Beppe Caviola and their agronomist, Alberto Abate. While Marina's family has been in the Gavi area for generations, Marina and Alberto are newcomers to the winemaking scene in Gavi; they made their first vintage in 2000.
The 'Mainin' is made from 100% estate-grown Cortese, fermented and aged in stainless steel. Good Gavi is characterised by an almost Chablis-like mineral quality, with restrained aromas of flowers, wet stones and citrus." - OLIVER McCRUM WINES
Superb Gavi with great density and aromatic complexity. Organically farmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts, it is super fresh and clean, speaking well of its cool and sea breeze–ventilated forested home.
Founded in 2017, Tresomm is a winery based in the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja, Mexico. A project born from the friendship of 3 California Sommeliers, Taylor Grant, Conner Mitchell, and Christopher Miller, M.S. On a whim trip down to the Valle to visit wineries, they were overwhelmed by how connected they felt to the region. On the last visit of the day, they stopped by Bodegas Magoni and tasted the wines with winemaker Camillo Magoni's son in law, Julio. After many laughs (and many glasses), they arranged to come back to meet Camillo.
Originally from Valtellina, Italy, Camillo is a pioneer of the Baja wine industry. He moved to the Valle in 1965 and over the years has planted his vineyards with indigenous European varietals. Taylor, Conner, and Chris partnered with Camillo to produce thought-provoking bottles from organically farmed varieties including Grignoliño, Aligote, and Touriga Nacional.
The Camillie bottling is a wonderful white blend of Cortese, Grillo, Fiano, and Viognier.
WINERY NOTES: -"Our Metodo Classico has a heady effervescence that preserves its primary floral and fruity scents, enhanced further by a pleasant level of acidity. Millésime Variety: 100% Cortese, raised by Guyot Traditional Method Millésime The characteristic features of Gavi are brought out to their best by Cortese grapes “in purezza”. Vinification: Grapes picked by hand and placed in small crates, immediately pressed by soft press. The first alcoholic fermentation comes about in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures.
Aging: Tirage (bottling) the following Spring of the Vintage year, “sur lie” for at least 18 months."
Giordano Gavi di Gavi Vigne di San Martino is a crisp easy drinking white from the village of Gavi in Piedmont. Although the wine is made from a white grape called Cortese, many years ago the wine itself was called Gavi--since it came from Gavi, the villiage. This wine is crisp, pure, and very pretty showing off soft and well-rounded citrus fruit and a hint of nuttiness. It finishes soft and persistant, leaving the taster with a linger of lemony/limey perfection.