La Raia | Gavi
Bone dry white for the season of eating
We love this wine for the season of eating – it’s bone-dry, floral, with a beautiful lemony citrus, green apple, honeydew, and slight almond skin. From a young, female winemaker, Clara Milani, this traditional white wine is grown on a diverse biodynamic farm. While the Piedmont region in northeastern Italy tends to get the most attention for its reds, it also produces gorgeous white wines. More formally known as Cortese di Gavi, made exclusively from the Cortese grape, this Gavi is crisp, refreshing, and bone dry – it will leave your mouth tingling which makes it a wonderful food wine.
Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
The bright acidity in this wine makes it wonderfully refreshing with a wide range of poultry, seafood, tart or earthy cheeses like goat or feta, dried fruit like cranberry, and lemon or vinegar-based sauces like pesto, lemon caper butter, or Béarnaise. Also, a great contrast to heavier mashed potatoes and gravy, eggplant parmesan, and meatloaf.