Wine Castellari Bergaglio, Gavi di Gavi Rovereto Vigna Vecchia DOCG, 2008
Wine pale golden color with greenish reflections.
Taste wine gentle, elegant, with delicate acidity, fruity and floral tones.
The aroma of wine subtle floral, fruity and mineral notes, nuances of nuts, honey, apples, bread crust, light nuances of coriander.
Wine matches perfectly with grilled or baked fish, as well as pasta, risotto, seafood, veal in a white wine sauce, grilled vegetables.
Cortese for "Gavi di Gavi Rovereto" grown in the vineyard "Vigna Vecchia" in Rovereto, which occupies 1.2 hectares on the southwest side of the hill. The vines are very old, some already 90 years old. Nobody knows who planted them, but my grandfather Marco Bergalo told me that they were in Rovereto before the First World War. Very rainy spring and cool summer yielded a crop with a good balance between freshness, acidity and aroma. The harvest began on September 24 and ended after ten days. Grapes pressed for a few hours at a low temperature and then subjected to gentle compression. Fermentation, which always takes place at the winery at a controlled temperature of 18-20 C to maintain the rich variety of flavors Cortese lasted 20 days. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks and was bottled in the spring.
Winery "Castellari Bergalo", founded in 1890, is located in a quiet leafy setting, Gavi, in the province of Alessandria in Piedmont. Vineyards stretch at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level in the countryside Rovereto, surrounded by oak forests. Hence the name: rovereto - "oak forest". For hilly landscape local farmers call this area the "high ground". Here, on the characteristic of the region reddish soils rich in clay and iron, white grape varieties are grown. These soils are ideal environment for noble varieties Cortese used for the main white wines "Castellari Bergalo." Winery run by Mario Bergalo, his wife Vanda Castellari and their son Marco, they follow well-established local tradition of winemaking, but also pay close attention to the advanced modern technology. Family controls every stage of production, from growing grapes in the vineyards to the wine-making factory. The product line consists of five wineries white wine and grappa. Wine "Castellari Bergalo" refute the widespread belief that the white wine be consumed young, arguing that, although they are quite ready to eat in just a few months after manufacture, but remain the same, and for several years after that, and the time growing only helps reveal the complex range of flavors.