Castellari Bergaglio - Fornaci 2019 Gavi DOCG del Comune di Tassarolo
Castellari Bergaglio - Fornaci 2019 Gavi DOCG del Comune di Tassarolo (88 TSW)
Today a real summer wine to enjoy on the terrace from the Gavi region.
The history of Castellari Bergaglio is that of a family who decided in the late 19th century to devote their time to wine production in the late 19th century. The winery’s objective has always been to make wines whose features are unmistakeably linked to the terroir, and to achieve this attention is focused on the Cortese grape variety, emblematic of the Gavi production zone. The territory is situated between Piedmont and Liguria.
About the wine:
Vineyards are located in the municipality of Tassarolo; their name derives from the brick furnace that once stood there. This also explains the highly clayey nature of the soil. 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 (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.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright golden yellow color.
On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, citrus and banana with hints of blossom, honey and peach.
On the palate dry, ligh / medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Strong minerality with gooseberry, lime, pear and honey with a long minty almond aftertaste.
To pair with pasta, shellfish, starters and snacks, lean fish and salted meat or as an aperitif.
It can be kept in bottles for several years without suffering in quality.