2021 La Mesma Gavi Di Gavi DOCG ‘Yellow Label’

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem
Classic in Style
Woman Winemaker

This is truly an awesome project. The amazing Rosina sisters make Gavi acute precision and have become a benchmark producer in the region for quality whites.

Club Argaux Director, Alyssa first tasted this exact wine at client dinner, and immediately messaged Margaux to say she had to have it for club. In her words, “Gavi white wines are my all-in-one. They have everything you could possibly need: exquisite, expressive aromas with the minerality and depth of Chablis or Sancerre. Look no further.”

Certified organic farming practices, hand-harvested estate fruit, and native yeast fermentation, vegan

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White
  • Tasting Notes white peach, white cherry, Meyer lemon, gala apple, apple blossom, hazelnut, honeydew melon, radish, saline
  • Variety Cortese
  • Region Italy, Piedmont
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 12.5%
  • Table Talk In the UK Gavi di Gavi is nicknamed the "Chablis of Italy" due to its crisp, mineral qualities.

$30.00

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The Rosina sisters were outsiders. Paola, Anna, and Francesca bought land in Gavi two decades ago. They were enthusiasts without oenological experience. The family bought a couple hectares, then quickly a dozen more, essentially on a whim. After a couple years of making wine in a semi-commercial manner, the trio purchased a cellar in the hillside hamlet of Tassarolo: population 600. With the help of oenologist Davide Ferrarese, La Mesma went from passion project to rising star in Gavi.

La Mesma has a great location for farming Cortese. Their vineyards are a mix of clay (closer to Tassarolo) and calcareous (nearer to Monterotondo.) The latter is a village and a cru in the heart of the Gavi zone. The fields are 300+ meters above sea level, elevation essential to contend with recent torrid summers. Monterotondo’s limestone vineyards are particularly dry. Winter snows are essential to the quality of La Mesma’s wine from that terroir. The character and concentration of the wines we tasted at our initial meeting made sense in this geologic context.

Gavi di Gavi, often simply referred to as Gavi, is a white wine from the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. It is made exclusively from the Cortese grape, which is known for producing crisp, dry, and aromatic wines.

Region: The Gavi DOCG is located in the southeastern part of Piedmont, near the Ligurian border. The region’s proximity to the Ligurian Sea influences its climate, contributing to the wine’s distinct freshness and minerality.

Soil: The soil in the Gavi region is primarily composed of marl and limestone. Marl contributes complexity and depth of flavor while limestone imparts distinct minerality.

Aroma and Flavor: Gavi di Gavi wines are known for their fresh and delicate aromas of green apple, pear, citrus fruits (like lemon and lime), and sometimes floral notes like white flowers and hints of almond.

Body and Structure: These wines are generally light to medium-bodied with high acidity, making them refreshing and zesty. They often have a mineral edge, which adds complexity to the palate. The finish is typically clean and dry, with a lingering citrus and mineral note.Seafood dishes, such as grilled fish, shellfish, and sushi

Food Pairings: Light pasta dishes, especially those with seafood or vegetable-based sauces, white meats, salads, light apps and soft and fresh cheeses, like mozzarella and ricotta.