Castello Banfi Principessa Gavia Gavi 201975cl
Castello Banfi Principessa Gavia Gavi 2019
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Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery located in the Brunello region of Tuscany. This award-winning estate was founded on the philosophy of blending tradition with innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the standards of Italian winemaking.
The name Principessa Gavia comes from a historical tale: a princess named Gavia fell in love with a handsome man who served as a guard in her father's court. The couple sought the king's permission to marry, but he refused to have his daughter wed out of her class.
Desperate, the young couple fled to a distant part of the kingdom and settled in a sleepy village on the other side of the alps. They eluded the king's troops until one night, after enjoying a generous amount of a local white wine, the groom confided their story to the local innkeeper. The innkeeper nodded and feigned sympathy, but sent word to the king and collected a handsome reward.
Troops found the couple and brought them back to the king to face punishment. The King looked into his daughter's eyes and could not help but forgive her. He blessed their union, and as a wedding gift, bequeathed them the town which they had chosen to settle in. In her honor he gave the name Gavi to the town as well as the charming white wine they drank.
Description of Castello Banfi Principessa Gavia Gavi 2019
Castello Banfi Principessa Gavia Gavi 2019 (Cortese)
- View: Pale-straw.
- Nose: Intense, fresh, with aromas of pineapple and green apple.
- Mouth: Well-balanced, with gentle acidity and delicate, dry finish.
VINEYARD: Grapes for Principessa Gavia are grown in a single vineyard, located in the classic Gavi region of Novi Ligure. Here the soil is rocky clay and marl.
GRAPES: 100% Cortese
PREPARATION: Following a rigorous selection of Cortese grapes, the clean must is gently pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature for 20 days before the new wine is clarified.
PAIRING: An aperitif wine, excellent with hors d'oeuvres and seafood.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 7 - 10
How to serve
7 - 10ºC
Banfi in Montalcino has been a point of reference for anyone in the world dealing with wine production for over thirty years. Defined in its time as "the greatest project that has ever been realized in the production of quality wines", it was founded in 1978 thanks to the will of the Italian American brothers John and Harry Mariani - former owners of Banfi Vintners, one of the most important import companies of American wines. The property, located on the southern slope of the municipality of Montalcino, occupies 2,830 hectares of which 850 are home to specialized vineyards.More about the Winery