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Wine Wednesday: Gimme Gavi

by Ted Scheffler
- Posted // 2013-09-18 - One of my favorite Italian white wines is Gavi, considered Italy's premier dry white wine. It's named for the Italian town in Piedmont at the center of its production zone, and is made with the Cortese grape.

Gavi is typically a tart, light-bodied, acidic wine with fresh lime aromas that goes especially well with fish, seafood and vegetable dishes.

A couple of examples of good Gavi available here in Utah include Araldica Gavi La Luciana ($12.99) and Principessa Gavi ($13.99).

The former, Araldica, has typical Gavi lemon and lime aromas and flavors of green fruit and citrus. It’s a snappy, unoaked wine that is terrific with fish and seafood, and exceptional with basil pesto.

Another favorite Gavi -- available at many Italian restaurants -- is Principessa. This wine is a bit less tart than the Araldica, with pretty pear flavors and hints of lime. It's the bomb with a simple Friday-night fish fry.

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