The hillside of Rovereto has always been considered the historic Great Cru of Gavi. Located in the municipality of Gavi, it extends over 148 acres. The name Rovereto means oak wood, a name derived from ancient local oak forests. The dark red clay soil is rich in iron and full of stones. The micro-climate is unique due to sea breezes and nearby Apennine mountains. The Michele Chiarlo Rovereto vines are 25 years old on average. The vines are thinned of excess bunches at the end of summer, leaving 5-6 bunches per vine on average. A portion of the hand harvested grapes undergo cold pressing to obtain specific aromas. The grapes are soft pressed and then fermented at low temperatures. The wine ages for at least 5 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks before refinement in the bottle.

Tasting Note

Straw yellow with green hues, this fragrant wine offers notes of golden apple, chives, white flowers, and minerals. An elegant and well-structured wine with a long and savory finish

Food Pairing

Seafood pasta, swordfish, veal

Unique Selling Points
  • Rovereto is the historic Great Cru of Gavi
  • Very low yield, hand harvested with summer thinning of excess bunches
  • A white wine with crisp acidity - perfect to pair with food
  • Potential to age for 7-8 years

Vineyard Details

Rovereto Vineyard
The hillside of Rovereto has always been considered the historic Great Cru of Gavi, in the municipality of Gavi, and its overall extension is important (approx. 148 acres). Its toponym may derive from the presence of ancient oak forests whose leaves have and unmistakeable shape and the clay soil which is rich in iron. The microclimate is unique due to the sea breezes and the nearby Apennine mountains.

About the Grape

Cortese produces a crisp, elegant, delicately scented wine. The best examples from the commune of Gavi in Piedmont have crisp acidity, structure and full, round body.
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