Le Marne Gavi DOCG 2015

Michele Chiarlo

Le Marne Gavi DOCG 2015 play

Region: Italy / Piedmont / Gavi
Grapes: 100% Cortese

The fruit comes from vineyards near the town of Gavi, where calcareous clay, volcanic, iron and chalky limestone soils together with the area’s mediating Mediterranean breezes and cool mountain winds create an ideal microclimate for growing the Cortese grape to optimal ripeness. The 100% Cortese grapes were pressed without crushing, and the must was cold settled for 12 to 15 hours before undergoing a low-temperature fermentation for 20 to 25 days. The wine was then aged on the lees for three months in stainless steel tanks until bottling.

92 Points


2015 vintage
88 Points

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2015 vintage
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harvest note

The weather conditions enabled a very selective harvesting, waiting till each variety reached its perfect technological and phenological ripeness, which made all the difference; thus the harvesting of Cortese was carried out on average one week in advance of the normal period. Cortese has developed a highly delicate aroma while the tastes have a beautiful structure and great elegance with a marked freshness thanks to the presence of an excellent acidity. It will be an unforgettable vintage. 2015 is a vintage to remember as one of the greatest of the last two decades.

tasting note

The wine shows citrus and mineral aromas before lime and green apple flavors on the palate. This Gavi has a fresh character, crisp acidity and a lengthy finish.

food pairing

Pairs with grilled or roasted pork, veal and poultry, deep sea fish and shellfish.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Cortese
PH: 3.15
ACIDITY: 5.70 g/l
ABV: 12.86%
AGING: 3 months on lees in stainless steel

points of distinction

  • A fresh wine with crisp acidity—a perfect food wine
  • Matured on the lees for greater complexity
  • about the grape +
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“My aim has always been but one: quality.”

– Michele Chiarlo, Winemaker

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