Le Marne Gavi DOCG 2018

Michele Chiarlo

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

The fruit for this wine 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 are pressed without crushing, and the must is cold settled before undergoing a low-temperature fermentation. The wine is aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks until bottling.

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2018 vintage
90 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2018 vintage
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harvest note

The start to the 2018 growing season in Piedmont was characterized by constant rainfall, which led to a cooler spring. This delayed the bud break by 20-25 days. Mid-summer saw strong hailstorms, damaging areas in Barbaresco & Roero. Summer concluded with a wide array of weather patterns – beautiful days with warm temperatures turning to cooler temperatures and thunderstorms. These factors led to a decline in quantity but the quality of the grapes did not suffer.

tasting note

Straw yellow with brilliant green hues. Elegant, fresh with the scents of golden apple, acacia flower, citrus and bread crust. Well-structured, fragrant. Good length with a finish which is round and savory.

food pairing

Carpaccio of meat and fish, sushi, spaghetti with clams, grilled fish.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Cortese
PH: 3.21
ACIDITY: 5.90 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: Aged for 3-4 months with its yeast in steel tanks

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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