Tenuta la Marchesa
The villa 'La Marchesa' after which this estate is named was built in 1750 by the owners at the time, a Genovese banking family, in order to keep their daughter happy for her forthcoming wedding day. It is now in the hands of the Giulini family, who have installed a brand new wine cellar with the most up to date vinification techniques, whilst maintaining the character of the original villa. Situated a mere 40 km from the sea, the soil on the estate is a clay/limestone mix and greatly influences the character of its wines. You can visit their website here.
After a brief flirtation sometime around 1998, we have kept on visiting this estate's wines and since 2014 we have taken the plunge again, with no regrets! Both the 'white label' and the superior cuvée 'Etichetta Oro' have found a real following for their bright floral notes, crisp lines and apple fruit character. These are great examples of how good Gavi can be. L&S (Sep 2014)