Place: Gavi - Piedmont, Italy
About the producer
La Mesma is the rising star of the Gavi and is both owned and operated by the Rosina sisters, Paola, Francesca and Anna.
The vineyards lay across two key zones. The first being the clay-dominant soils around the cellar in Tassarolo, the second is the poor, calcareous soils of the idyllic cru of Monterotondo. The vines are perched high at 300masl, which has become essential to contend with the recently blazing summers.
Separate cuvées are made from particular soils and the resulting wines speak unequivocally of where the vines burrow their feet.
This is Gavi that finds another gear of complexity, power and dimension!
About the wine
Their Metodo Classico is wonderfully fresh and pleasantly substantial. Fresh and dried citrus and white flowers abound, closing with a moreish amaretto bitterness. A great mid-range sparkling that shines as an aperitif.