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In search of Gavi
15 Sep 2011 by Walter Speller
Last month I finally made it to Gavi, the town of the eponymous wine in the province of Alessandria, 70 km north of Genova. Although geographically speaking it is firmly Piemontese, the wine, breezy and light, seems much more at home in Liguria, as if it were especially made for the fish and seafood dishes of the nearby coast. The Gavi code is not easily cracked. Light and spritzy, often a tad neutral, with allegedly little capacity to age, its immediacy sits uneasily with the traditionally high price tag attached to it. I assumed that the wine's popularity had something to do with the catchy Gavi di Gavi name, combined with...

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