Gavi DOCG, 'La Raia' 2014

75cl Azienda La Raia Cortese Italy > Piedmont Crisp, fresh and zesty
The wine has an intense fresh, fragrant, floral and citrus nose, excellent weight in the mouth with distinct minerality and a long crisp finish.

This beautiful property is situated in Monterotondo, at an altitude of 400m, in the heart of the Gavi production zone. There are currently 25 hectares of vineyards planted to Cortese and Barbera. The winery is run by Caterina Rossi Cairo and Tom Dean. La Raia have adopted a full biodynamic organic approach, dispensing with herbicides, pesticides and fertiliser, utilising only the permitted biodynamic treatments in their vineyards. In 2007, La Raia received official biodynamic certification from Demeter, one of only 23 Italian wineries to have done so. The results are plain to see, these authentic wines show immense character and concentration and a real “sense of place”, yields are naturally lower, and plant roots travel deeper into the soil for nutrients, capturing the uniqueness of the vineyard.

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