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Tesco Finest Gavi 2008

Retailer: Tesco ABV: 12.5% Closure: Cork Price: Tesco Finest 2 for £10 on offer After watching James Martin on Saturday Kitchen on the BBC on Saturday May 1st and watching Chef Bjorn Van Der Horst cook a dish called Al cremate with a little gem, dandelion and watercress salad served with homemade aioli. They recommended this wine called Gavi of which I had never had before! (By the way the dish was Prawns, Garlic and Tarragon, very strong flavours!)
Posted 10th May 2010        
     

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Retailer: Tesco
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork
Price: Tesco Finest 2 for £10 on offer

After watching James Martin on Saturday Kitchen on the BBC on Saturday May 1st and watching Chef Bjorn Van Der Horst cook a dish called Al cremate with a little gem, dandelion and watercress salad served with homemade aioli. They recommended this wine called Gavi of which I had never had before! (By the way the dish was Prawns, Garlic and Tarragon, very strong flavours!)

I am off to Italy for my holiday this year so was excited to see what Gavi tasted like.
On opening the first taste was lemons (another thing Italy is famous for), this was followed by green crisp pear. A very refreshing full bodied wine and quite intense.
It says on the bottle to drink well chilled and it is to be stored horizontally in a cool dark place, also to drink within one year of purchase and once open to drink within 2 days. Not a problem! 🙂

The colour is straw and it has a pleasant nose. I am saving my second bottle for a special occasion and shall certainly be looking into this wine on my trip.
The grape is the Cortese grape which on reading a little comes from the Piedmont area 100 miles from Turin.

I will give this a great 10/10 for my first tasting, it is a lovely well balanced wine – not a plonk.

The recommendation is to serve with Chicken, Roast fish and tomato based pasta. Roll on my holidays………

     

2 Responses to “Tesco Finest Gavi 2008”

  1. I do like the Tesco Gavi, its crisp and fresh and affordable. I introduced some friends of mine to Gavi 10 years ago and they fell in love with it! It makes a change from the normal old Sauv/b, Chenin/b or Pinot Grigio!!

  2. Bought a couple of bottles of this last time I was at Tesco and we’ve really enjoyed it too.

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Julie & Neil Swift
We are both 51 years of age and have just had our first grandchild Zak. We live in the beautiful Peak District. Julie is the main wine taster as she was the daughter of a publican, learning to appreciate good wines from an early age. Neil has worked in the same place as a Lab Technician for the past 35 years, he was a football referee but now spends his Saturdays assessing referees. We are a very sociable couple who enjoy hosting and going to parties (most weekends!). My how time and taste buds have moved on from the Liebfraumilch days, although we believe it is making a comeback. Julie has collected menus and recipes from the 1970’s to the present day, the price of a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio was £3.40 in 1978 in Topo Gigios restaurant in London.