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La Trombetta Gavi 2016

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If you like Italian Pinot Grigio but are looking for something new to try, this handcrafted white should be your very next bottle.

For many, Gavi is Italy’s finest white. This crisp, elegant example comes from local talent Claudio Manera and a very special vineyard – it’s shaped like the bell of a trumpet, hence the name ‘La Trombetta.’

The Cortese vines here were planted about 35 years ago and produce small amounts of grapes. The low yields mean terrific aroma and flavor intensity in your glass – especially during an incredible vintage like 2016, which is being regarded by winemakers and critics alike as a fantastic follow up to exceptional 2015. After harvesting, Claudio wisely used cool fermentation, a process that further locks in all that beguiling Gavi character you’ll only find in top bottlings.

Originally produced to provide local Ligurian seafood restaurants with a refreshing, fish-friendly wine, Gavi has become one of the world’s most famous whites. Serve this with all manner of seafood or shellfish, and see for yourself exactly how well-deserved that reputation is. Order your case today.