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2018 Castello Banfi Italian White "Principessa Gavia - Gavi"

Principessa Gavia 2018 Gavi

Winery: Castello Banfi

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Principessa Gavia - Gavi"

Wine Category: Italian White

Grape blend: 100% Cortese

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Piedmont

State or country: Italy

Price: $16

Cases produced: 18,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 18, 2020

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Gavi opens with a fruity bouquet that includes pineapple, cantaloupe, light tangerine and floral notes. It is light bodied, fruity, dry and easy going. The flavor profile features grapefruit, green apple, light pear and lemon. The acidity is robust with some additional lemon flavors carrying through to its dry finish. This wine made from the Cortese grape would be a delightful summer sipper served slightly chilled on your patio or deck. I would pair this pleasant Gavi with a chilled summer pasta salad. – Joe

Winemaker Notes: This pale-straw colored Gavi opens with an intense bouquet with fresh aromas of pineapple and green apple. On the palate, it is well-balanced, with gentle acidity and a delicate dry finish. This wine can serve as an aperitif. It pairs very well with hors d'oeuvres and seafood.

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