2018 Etichetta Oro Tenuta la Marchesa

Grapes Cortese
Colour White
Origin Italy, Piedmont

The estate's top cuvée or Gold Label (Oro) is classic Gavi from their very old vineyards. The big difference here is that the wine spends six months on the lees adding extra weight, a hint of smoky spice, some crisp apricot fruit and more texture, but this is delicately done and just adds to the whole. L&S (May 2019)

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Firmer nose than the straight Gavi and with hints of oats (from extended lees contact?). Concentrated, sweet white-fruit palate, but with the inimitable lightness of Gavi. Long and with bitter grapefruit notes on the finish. Although this is the premium wine, the normal Gavi gives it a run for its money. Drinking range: 2020 - 2023 Rating: 16.5 Walter Speller, 2020)

Aroma: to the nose it expresses hints of ripe apple and wild flowers but also light minerality. Taste: complex bouquet linked to long ageing in steel, great structure: a great Gavi for enthusiasts, with a pleasant minerality. Pairings: suitable for all types of fish but also for refined aperitifs.Winemaker's notes(May 2019)

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. After a brief flirtation in 1998, L&S went back in 2014 and has shipped these wines consistently since then. You can visit their website here.

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