La Scolca, Black Label

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La Scolca, Black Label

The Oldest and Finest Gavi Producer
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Imitation is the highest form of flattery. So you can imagine how flattering it is to have an entire wine region named after your wine.
    Located in the southern part of Piedmont, La Scolca's Gavi dei Gavi Black Label has gained so much fame and recognition for its quality that Italy named the wine region "Gavi" after the wine. Boasting Piedmont's oldest Cortese vines at 60+ years and decades of family winemaking, La Scolca produces spectacular, complex and concentrated age-worthy whites.
    The vineyards are planted on the hills surrounding the estate which have been hailed as the only "Grand Cru" terroir for Cortese. There, cool marine air combined with all-day sunlight is ideal for ripening. This micro-climate preserves the fruit, flinty acidity and structure.
    With the extreme heat this weekend and a desire for lighter fare such as seafood, we were looking to enjoy a white wine that was clean, crisp and refreshing but didn't sacrifice depth and quality. We didn't have to look very far.
    On the nose, the wine offers intense fruit and a floral fragrance. On the palate, the wine is strongly typical of Gavi: fruity and flinty with notes of almond, hazelnut and walnut that linger on the finish. Crisp and mouthwatering, the wine offers apple and grapefruit accents. Extremely refreshing, La Scolca Black Label ends with wonderful citrus peel flavors. Enjoy!

$41.95 per bottle / $503.40 per case

Summary


La Scolca Black Label Gavi dei Gavi is the "Grand Cru" of the appellation. Intense fruit and floral fragrance on the nose. On the palate it is strongly typical of Gavi: fruity and flinty with notes of almond, hazelnut and walnut that linger on the finish. Crisp and mouthwatering with apple and grapefruit accents. Stays refreshing, ending on a citrus peel flavor. Enjoy with your favorite seafood dish or as an aperitif. Note, this wine is age worthy and can be enjoyed now and over the next 5-7 years.

Product Details


Producer: La Scolca

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Sub Region: Gavi

Varietal: Cortese

Vintage: 2012

Size: 750ml

Code: W01155