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2016 Francesco Rinaldi Gavi

2016 Francesco Rinaldi Gavi

92 Points John Caro
2016 Francesco Rinaldi Gavi
92 Points John Caro

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A rare and beautiful white from traditionalist producer, Francesco Rinaldi. Unlike the recent upstart, Arneis, Gavi has been Piedmont's proper pedigree white for three hundred years and was a reputation-maker for Italian whites. These days it has fallen out of the limelight but the quality remains stellar, with the Cortese grape's fresh acidity driving searing flavours of pithy citrus and minerals along with floral effects. A beautiful aperitif or fish wine, this is super refreshing yet complex and complete for a ridiculously cheap price. Buy this!

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Cortese

Its Origins

The great traditionalist estate of Francesco Rinaldi e Figli is one of the greatest names in Piemonte. Located in the town of Barolo itself, the domaine of Francesco Rinaldi has a long and illustrious history in the region. Founded in 1870, when Francesco Rinaldi inherited a vineyard and house in Barolo, inducing him to leave behind his work with the very large Mirafiore estate and set out on his own. His family at that time also had ties to the then greatest estate in the Barolo region, Barale-Rinaldi. Francesco was the cousin of Giuseppe Rinaldi, and together these two superb family wineries have marched down through time side by side, both upholding the unique, traditional style of Barolo that has also been championed by other great names in Piemonte, such as Bartolo Mascarello and Bruno Giacosa. One hundred and thirty years later, much of the same techniques are still used in the Francesco Rinaldi cellars to produce some of Barolo’s greatest wines. The current head of the family estate is the spry, nearly 90-year old Luciano Rinaldi, who took over the reigns of the family winery all the way back in 1941. Today he is ably assisted by his nieces, Paola & Piera Rinaldi, and they continue to make beautiful wines within the great traditions of Barolo, with no new oak, long macerations and long aging in large Slavonian oak botti prior to bottling. In fact, about the only thing that has changed here is that Luciano no longer crushes the grapes by foot himself, as a new press is one of the only nods to modernity in these great old cellars.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2016 vintage

"Its colour is light straw-yellow. The scent is fresh and fruity. The taste is dry and delicate. It perfectly matches with hors d'oeuvres, fish and white meat. Suggested serving temperature: 12°C."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with FISH

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

This Wine is Also Available in a Case Deal

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