The new Gavi – an overview

Gavi town, picture credit Consorzio Tutela del Gavi

Remember us teasing Walter that he wrote only about red wines? Here he redresses the balance – and how. First an overview of this underrated Piemontese white. Profiles of selected producers and their wines (including many of those that impressed Walter the most) to follow next week.

The historic Gavi has begun the arduous climb from bargain white to complex wines that reflect their terroir and of which the best clamour for bottle age rather than consumption as soon as possible.

A bit of history

The erroneous idea that Gavi needs to be consumed upon release stands diametrically opposed to...