I started to love Banfi wines after having the Rosa
Regali, which is the perfect romantic drink. Later, I
would pick up the Principessa Gavia Gavi, which I didn't
like at first, but loved after a day or two.
The wines from Gavi are actually made from the Cortese
grape (I had to look this up, since you can't find this
info on the bottle), and while it has an interesting story
behind this wine, it isn't for the rank novice.
Upon opening the bottle and pouring a glass, you are
welcomed with a very floral scent, reminding me of
Hibiscus; note to readers: I am not the botanist.
However, in drinking the wine, you are greeted with an
enormous amount of acidity, followed by a more palatable
fruity flavor. I would say that it's the acidity of a
lemon, but then followed by a nice, smooth sweetness. The
viscosity of this wine is somewhere exactly between water
and a buttery cream, and this adds to the finish which can
easily last thirty seconds.
This wine is perfect for seafood, or for the hearty that
can take it alone. I think that this one might be great
with spicy dishes as well.