The white wine Gavi (if you look at the bottom of this page you will see links to reviews of several other Gavis) is made from the Cortese grape and comes from the foothills of the Alps in Northern Italy. When it’s good, it’s very good. But when it’s bad – it is awful. Virgin’s Gavi is from the huge Araldica co-operative – a respected, large volume producer. At £10.49 this is relatively expensive and ought to have been good. But it was really bad. My suspicion is that this bottle was faulty as I have reviewed an Araldica Cortese https://atimeforwine.blog/2017/05/31/araldica-cortese/ and it was good. I should have sent it back (difficult with mail order wine) but I couldn’t be bothered.
Tasting notes: Pale yellow colour. Literally nothing on the nose. Flavours of acidity. Nothing else.
Region of Origin – Piemonte
Wine Colour – White
Price – £10.49
Where do I get it from? – Virgin Wines
Current Vintage – 2018
Grape – 100% Cortese
Country – Italy
Verdict – Unacceptable wine for any money.
Food Pairings: Mouthwash and Rennies.