Picollo Ernesto, Gavi 2021

€16.99

There's Gavi and then there's Picollo.

This is the best Gavi I know and when I go to meet producers from other regions they will often ask if I know the wines of Picollo Ernesto. Slightly under the radar, Gavi is their principal focus, which means one grape, Cortese. Cortese isn't the best grape in the world, but, because of the law of the land, it is the only grape in Gavi. So, getting the most out of the slightly unremarkable grape demands real attention and dedication. The results are this gorgeous, fresh lively wine with apple and citrus notes and white flowers.

Established in 1945, the winery is now in the hands of Ernesto the third and continues in very much the same way as his father and grandfather had done before. That is working in the commune of Rovereto in the heart of Gavi, where the difficult soils are capable of generating expressive and mineral wines from the Cortese grapes. Without pesticides and practicing organically, the estate's 7 hectares are on a mixture of slopes facing south and south west, allowing the Picollos to get the right blend for their expression of the appellation.

Region: Piemonte

Country: Italy

Grape(s): Cortese

Style: Pure, Organic, Fresh, Crisp, Complex, Bright

Best food matches: Shellfish, Seafood, Salads, Poultry, Pork, Pizza, Pasta, Hard Cheeses

Alcohol: 12.5%

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When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.