A complex white wine, which enriches with time. This is Gavi dei Gavi ® Black Label Limited Edition 2017, released on the market these days. Aware of the extraordinary aging capacity of Gavi, a historic Piedmontese appellation, the Soldati family strongly wanted to create this wine, now released on the market five years after the harvest. A wine “suspended in time”, as Chiara Soldati, head of La Scolca winery, defines it. A wine that follows in the footsteps of Gavi D’Antan, a line born in 2000 to introduce a concept of Gavi that challenges time.
“When we thought about Gavi dei Gavi® Black Label Limited Edition 2017 we wanted it to be a token of love to a denomination, our Gavi, representing a great wine that deserves to be acknowledged and recognised for its great aging potential” says Chiara Soldati. “This wine encompasses our 100-years-old history and our love for our land, that remains strong and unaltered since our very first harvest”.
Gavi dei Gavi ® Black Label Limited Edition comes from a sixty years old vineyard, not very productive but capable of giving extremely expressive Cortese grapes, and it is the fruit of the 2017 harvest, a year that will be remembered for a particularly long vegetative cycle. At the time of harvest, between August 28th and September 14th, the grapes showed good acidity and excellent aromatic qualities, thanks to a consistently warm timespan, which allowed the production of well-structured wines characterized by an excellent balance with intense aromas. A vintage featuring significant characteristics and bound to be talked about for a long time: this is the reason behind the decision to pay it an homage with this wine.
Lively and intense, harmonious and balanced, Gavi dei Gavi® Black Label Limited Edition offers a surprising crispness and continuity. The complex scents of flint, almond and walnut can evolve over time in a wine that, in the words of Chiara Soldati, has “the soul of a child, but the heart of an adult”. Aged in steel, the 2017 Gavi dei Gavi® has a light straw colour with a delicate and intense, long, continuous, lasting bouquet with flavours ranging from fruity to floral, with notes of hazelnut and pastry. Nutty with final hints of almond, it is excellent both during and after the meal.