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
Vigna della Rovere Verde refers to the huge green oak that dominate this picturesque, verdant vineyard. Gavi is commonly perceived as a wine to drink in its youth, but this riserva, held back for a year's slumber in cement tank, singlehandedly dispels that misperception.
The clay soil imparts power and opulence, but it remains wonderfully fresh and lively. Best enjoyed with long-simmered risotto, poultry or the combination.