Gavi is made from the Cortese grape in the Gavi area of North West Italy; this hilly region at the foot of the alps is food-and-wine country, home to rich dishes made from game and truffles.
With citrus, fruit and minerality, Gavi is not dissimilar to Chardonnay and shares Chardonnay's versatile food friendliness.
Co-op Irresistible Gavi 2017 (£8.49) ripe-yet-fresh orchard and stone fruits, with florality and a wiff of white pepper. Substantial, with excellent underpinings and no rough edges.
Good and Good Value.
Match with Mediterranean starters, pasta with creamy sauces or fish dishes.
Also, winner of the International Wine Challenge’s Great Value Wine award.