Another gavi, but what did I drink the first time

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Brand NameBanfi
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Wine NamePrincipessa Perlante Gavi
Vintage (Year)2007
BottlerVigne Regali
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeSoave Trebbiano
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

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.


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