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………