A daydream-awakening pinch of oneself may be needed when you see the price of this smart little Gavi. However the reality is that we've found another one of those true odd bins that give this company its name. And in this case, one for which the price has worked out particularly favourably. This is actually very true to Gavi in the way you'd expect and surprisingly good. Fresh and clean and superbly balanced at just 11% alcohol, this delicate wine slips down exceptionally well. The perfect finishing touch to a relaxing evening.
The Produttori del Gavi winery is a co-operative representing over 100 small producers from across the appellation. The wine is fermented at between 12 and 15°C and then allowed to rest on its fine lees, with occasional stirring, to encourage a fuller body and depth of flavour.
This is splendid stuff for the price, fresh and bursting with life. It is not complex, but is a very enjoyable dry white wine in a zesty, limey, Sauvignon Blanc kind of style. It is made from Verdejo which is one of Spain’s best white grapes and deserves to be much better known than it is. Green Fish is not the greatest example out there and I am sure you have had more complex wine, but I also bet you have paid much, much more for worse wine before now. Serve it chilled on warm days in the garden and everyone will have fun, it will go with pretty much anything – 85/100 points.