- 100% Cortese
Morgassi Superiore Tuffo Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG, Piemonte, Gavi, Italy
A delicate Gavi wine, the Morgassi Superiore Gavi di Gavi has floral aromas and citrus fruit flavours, leading to a very fresh, well-balanced finish.
The Morgassi Superiore winery was created by Marino Piacitelli in 1993 and is today regarded as one of the top producers of the increasingly fashionable wine, Gavi. A small estate of 50 hectares, the winery is now managed by sisters Marina and Cecilia Piacitelli.
Following in their father’s footsteps, they have risen to the challenge of improving the winery using a combination of time-honoured tradition and innovative technology. All the grapes here are grown on calcareous clays and shale which contribute to the wine’s amazing minerality and freshness.
Unusually for the region, Morgassi only releases its whites after a year’s bottle ageing, meaning its wines are richer and more elegant than many of its rivals. Keep an eye out for the incredible Timorgasso Monferrato Bianco, made from one of the region’s rarest grapes.