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Morgassi Superiore's Volo is a Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG, i.e. from the highest quality level under Italian wine-making regulations. The DOCG area is quite a small area of land around the town of Gavi with limestone dominant soils, the grapes are manually selected and the wine spends more time on its yeast; all this means that the wine is more structured, has more body and displays more minerality than "standard" Gavi DOC. Morgassi Superiore is a small estate with 19 hectares of vineyards on steep hills and all facing south or south west. The Volo vineyard is slightly higher than the Tuffo which I previously stocked (but can still get hold of).
This is a really elegant example of a Gavi di Gavi; the winery prefers to keep the wine ageing in tank and in bottle to give it structure, body, elegance and ageing potential. On the nose ripe, juicy apples and pear with hints of almond, greengage and citrus fruits plus "flintiness" from the minerality for which the DOCG Gavi is known. The orchard fruit and mineral character is carried through on the palate leading to a long, dry finish of lime and apple. The indigenous Cortese grape from which Gavi is made is fairly high in acidity but the steely structure of this wine balances the crisp acidity.
Recommended for eating with fish and seafood generally, chicken, salads, antipasti, lighter risottos, creamy sauces, pesto... This is a very versatile wine and will stand up to a wide range of foods.
This is a superior Gavi di Gavi from the Comune di Gavi; ageing in tank & bottle give it body & elegance. Unoaked crisp white wine tasting of citrus & apple, it's delicious!