Gavi di Gavi DOCG
Grape variety: 100% Cortese di Gavi, native to the Piedmont region
Vine growing system: Guyot
Plant density: 4000 vines per hectare
Average age of the vineyards: 25 years-old
Orientation and altitude: vineyards facing west, south-west, at an altitude of 250 m.
Terrain: varied, tuffaceous, calcareous, interspersed with clayey zones, with iron-oxide-rich sand and gravel.
Harvest: the grapes are collected by hand, with great care, generally beginning in mid-September.
Vinification: soft pressing of whole grapes by means of a latest generation “Bucher Inertys” press, which makes it possible to prevent oxidation and thereby preserve the full aroma of the grapes.
Fermentation is started by inoculating the must with selected yeast strains and the process takes place at a temperature of about 18°C in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation is followed by a brief stay on fine lees stirred gently.
Bottling: is performed in the spring after the harvest.
Aging in bottles: for 2-4 months.
Gavi di Gavi DOCG is the main product of the company: intense straw yellow in colour, the wine is clear, with fine golden reflections.
The scent is strong, fragrant and characteristic, with pleasant and elegant apricot and citrus notes on a very delicate mineral and rusty background. Warm, savoury, harmonious mineral and juicy taste.
It goes particularly well with vegetables and white meat hors d’oeuvres, seafood salads and grilled fish, first courses of pasta.
Eminently drinkable, it reflects all the typical aspects of Gavi: a small, very special location. Ideal serving temperature: 10°C.
The Manufacturer: Tenuta La Chiara – Gavi
OUR LAND: GAVI
Very few regions in the world can boast a position and climate so favourable they can produce noble grapes yielding such valuable wines.
Undeniably, one of these fortunate lands is the land surrounding the town of Gavi, where the soil, the temperature, altitude and morphology all combine to give life to a landscape covered with thick rows of vines and wine-making enterprises.
This is the Val Lemme area of Piedmont, at the border with Liguria, a land with centuries old wine growing and wine making traditions.
It benefits from the temperate climate of the hills and the breeze coming from nearby Ligurian Sea: an area where the climate is not too hot, but the sun shines the year round.
OUR FAMILY: THE BERGAGLIOS
The Bergaglios: a family that has always been inextricably linked with the Gavi region and its wine-growing traditions.
For three generations, their name has been synonymous with quality, experience, harmony.
An atmosphere that is immediately perceived as you reach the farm. A family-run business whose success lies in these roots, with a fourth generation of extremely young future entrepreneurs who are ready to take up the challenges of the third millennium.
The Azienda Agricola La Chiara rises a few kilometres from the centre of Gavi, on the hills of the Ligurian Preappennino mountain chain. It was founded by Ferdinando Bergaglio, born in 1912 in a family of farmers, and his son Roberto.
Over the years, La Chiara has diversified its product line-up, widening the range offered to its customers.
The “Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi” wines are the feather in the cap of the company, and the ones that get exported most widely.
The market covered by the company nowadays extends from the local to the international markets: Japan, the U.S. and Russia are just some of the countries were La Chiara wines are appreciated.
The company also produces sparkling wines, red wines typical of the Monferrato area, Grappa and Passito.