Wine La Scolca, Gavi dei Gavi DOCG 2008, 1.5 L
Straw yellow with greenish hue typical of Gavi.
The wine has a soft, delicate, elegant taste with notes of walnut and almond, it also distinguishable kremnivye tone.
The wine has a persistent, intense flavor with fruity notes, which are gradually replaced by floral tones. The strength of the flavor depends on the length of aging wine.
Wine is an excellent aperitif or after dinner can be served. In addition to traditional gastronomic combinations inherent in all white wines (fish and seafood), this wine is perfect and white meat, poultry dishes or light roast.
Gavi dei Gavi - an excellent white wine, which is produced from grapes Cortese. This wine is also called the "Black Label Gavi" (Etichetta Nera), it is considered the best of the wines Gavi.
The company was founded La Scolca Giovan Battista Parodi, great-grandfather of the present owner in 1919. Hacienda La Scolca occupies a space of 50 hectares and is located on a hill in the Ligurian Apennines. The first vineyard was planted Parodies son, Alfredo, shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and was originally planned for the production of conventional home-made wines. But Vittorio Soldati, the third generation of owners, could realize the great potential embodied in these lands. Although Piedmont - a traditional region of red wines, the soldiers decided to bet on the production of white wines, for which he was rewarded with outstanding results. The present capacity of the local Cortese grape variety was discovered only when it began to work in earnest, to determine the minimum yield per vine and the optimal degree of maturity. In 1950 he produced the first bottle of wine Gavi, which, in fact, was the first white wine produced in Piedmont. Since then, the wine lists of the best restaurants in the world, a new high-quality Italian white wine.
For a long time the wine list the dining car of the legendary Orient Express (Orient Express), containing about 20 names included famous wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, but only two of wine are Italy, one of which is from Gavi dei Gavi La Skolkov. Until 1978 La Scolca wines delivered to the Iranian Shah, in the palace of Shah Gavi wine was served in bowls for tea. It is known that Tom Cruise not only loves wine Gavi, but also believes that it brings him luck, it was the only white wine at its last wedding. In the British Embassy in Rome in 2007 and 2008 Birthday Queen Elizabeth II celebrated only wines of La Ssolca. In 2007, the sparkling wine Gavi La Scolca in 2000 was the official wine of the Nobel Prize.