Le Marne Gavi DOCG 2017

Michele Chiarlo

Le Marne Gavi DOCG 2017 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.

90 Points

The Wine Odyssey

2017 vintage
90 Points

The Wine Odyssey

2017 vintage
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harvest note

2017 began with a substantial amount of snow in January and February, followed by a lot of rain until the end of May. This ensured that the ground captured enough water for the fruit to ripen. High temperatures emerged in June, July and August but luckily caused no damage to the vines. On the contrary, both the fruit vines look great. The biggest problem in 2017 was not the heat, but the frost in the middle of April. While some quantities are down this year, quality has not suffered and 2017 will be a wonderful vintage.

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 well with beef carpaccio, sushi, spaghetti with clams, and grilled fish.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Cortese
APPELLATION: Gavi DOCG
PH: 3.18
ACIDITY: 5.8 g/L
ABV: 12.5%

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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