Massone Gavi DOCG Vigneto Masera 2022, Italy

Gavi is in southern Piedmont in the Monferrato area. This hilly area is the cradle of the Cortese grape variety. Stefano Massones estate includes 15 vineyards located in 6 municipalities of the Gavi DOCG area. The soils differ from white soils with limestone to red soils with clay. For 40 years these differences have been used to grow the best Cortese grapes, vinified with care in the modern cellar. Gavi DOCG Masera is made from vineyards standing in six municipalities of the Gavi DOCG area. The altitude is 250/300 meters above sea level; the soil is calcareous with clayey fractions. Masera is a traditional Gavi. After soft pressing the must is immediately separated from the skins. The fermentation is carried out at a low temperature 16/18 degrees C in stainless steel tanks, after refrigeration and static decanting of the must. The wine matures for 2/3 months on the lees. After a cold stabilization, the wine is bottled in springtime. Straw yellow in color with light greenish reflections. Nose: Delicate, but persistent aroma of fruit and flowers, that makes it particularly elegant. Flavor: Dry with a crisp acidity and a pleasant mineral flavor.