All grapes have places where grown and give the best of themselves. Some, indeed, are able to express all the potential only in a place where the wine finds its soil, climate, altitude, exposure to which it’s fully: only there and nowhere else.
The Cortese grapes, for example, in the territory from Gavi to Novi Ligure, gives a wine with an “aristocratic personality”, mineral and intense, durable and elegant; and, within the borders of the small municipality of Gavi, the best results are obtained in the Rovereto district. Using in Italy a classification of vineyards as in France, Rovereto of Gavi would be, without any doubt, the “Grand Cru” of Cortese.
La Scolca has its vineyards in the most beautiful locations in Rovereto, and its Gavi dei Gavi™ represents the “peak” of wine is possible to find in this “microarea”.
The Gavi wine, made from grapes Cortese was invented right here
But this exciting result is not derived exclusively by lucky position of our vineyards, it is also the fruit of oenological practices particularly guessed right, that allow us, starting from alike “raw materials” with other vineyards in the area, to have always a step ahead.
The Gavi wine made from Cortese grapes was invented here, in La Scolca in 1919: now has become to a classic. The Company manages an area of about 50 vineyard hectares. Overall are 180 km. of rows, which, during a single crop season, are routes from eight to ten times, on foot or by tractor, with distances plant to plant from 0.90 to 2.40 metres.
The density is about 1500 vines per hectare. All the vineyards are in the best sites of Rovereto di Gavi. Sea air, full sunlight exposure from sunrise to sunset, freshness and dew’s humidity. All of these create an atmosphere’s alternation that’s ideal for a complete and correct ripeness of the grapes, a prerequisite for a good wine. However for its grapes, its musts, its wines, the company always follows the same principle: a great wine born in the vineyard, and there we must primarily dedicate the more careful and scrupulous work.