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Banfi Estate Whites

Principessa Gavia Gavi DOCG

In the 6th century, Principessa Gavia fell deeply in love with a soldier. Her father, Clodimir, King of the Franks, forbade their marriage, so the lovers eloped to a remote village in northwestern Italy. Charmed by the local white wine, the newlyweds revealed their identity and were brought before the king. He realized their happiness and forgave the couple.

The King blessed their union and named after his daughter both the village and its wine. It is said that their romance lives on in each glass of Principessa Gavia Gavi.

Features
Varieties
Cortese:100%
Tech Info
Alcohol :12.0% Vol*
Total Acidity :6-6.5 g/l*
Residual Sugar:5.0 g/*
*Technical Data May Vary With Vintage
Availability
Size(s):750ml 0 80516 16534 9
Pack(s):750ml 12pk
Soil and Origin
Soil:Rocky clay and marl.
Origin:Principessa Gavia single vineyard located in the classic Gavi region of Novi Liguire.
Tasting Notes
Bouquet:Intense, fresh, with aromas of pineapple and green apple.
Taste:Well-balanced, with gentle acidity and a delicate, dry finish.
Food Pairing:An aperitif wine, excellent with hors d’oeuvres and seafood.
Winemaking
Following a rigorous selection of Cortese grapes, the clean must is gently pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 64°F for 20 days before the new wine is clarified and then bottled.

Reviews

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2022 Banfi Principessa Gavia Gavi DOCG
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Banfi Estate Whites 2022 Banfi Principessa Gavia Gavi DOCG
Date posted: October 4, 2023
90 pts
2021 Principessa Gavia Gavi
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90 pts
Banfi Estate Whites 2021 Principessa Gavia Gavi

A fruity Gavi with aromas of candied lemons, elderflowers, white pears and lemons. Ripe yet tangy with a medium body and straightforward, citrusy finish. Drink now.

Date posted: March 10, 2023
91 pts
2020 Principessa Gavia Gavi
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Whites 2020 Principessa Gavia Gavi

Aromas of cape gooseberry and ripe melon on the nose with some crushed stones and meadow flowers. Medium body with fruit that starts very sweet, then takes on some more bitter, citrus-peel character as it progresses. Happy mixture at the end. Long finish with a lightly phenolic texture. Lots going on here. Drink now.

Date posted: January 10, 2022
91 pts
2020 Principessa Gavia Gavi
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Whites 2020 Principessa Gavia Gavi

Aromas of cape gooseberry and ripe melon on the nose with some crushed stones and meadow flowers. Medium body with fruit that starts very sweet, then takes on some more bitter, citrus-peel character as it progresses. Happy mixture at the end. Long finish with a lightly phenolic texture. Lots going on here.

Date posted: August 19, 2021
91 pts
2019 Principessa Gavia Gavi
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Whites 2019 Principessa Gavia Gavi

A fresh, creamy Gavi with sliced-lemon, stone and green-apple aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, fruity and crisp on the finish. Drink now.

Date posted: August 19, 2021
90 pts
2018 Principessa Gavia Gavi
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Banfi Estate Whites 2018 Principessa Gavia Gavi

Quite reductive at first, but shows some attractive herbs and limes. Light body, linear acidity and a fruity finish.

Date posted: October 22, 2019
91 pts
2017 Principessa Gavia Gavi
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Whites 2017 Principessa Gavia Gavi

Green apples, praline, nutmeg and spices. There’s a real salinity on the palate, which works well with the fleshy stone fruit. Medium body, tangy acidity and a textured finish. Drink now.

Date posted: October 1, 2018
90 pts
2016 Principessa Gavia Gavi
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Banfi Estate Whites 2016 Principessa Gavia Gavi

Very attractive fruit-salad nose, but with more delicacy than most Gavis. Very juicy, the spritz is really lighting this up. The bright acidity gives the finish a vibrancy that guarantees quality refreshment. Drink now.

Date posted: July 5, 2018
90 pts
2014 Principessa Gavia Gavi
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Banfi Estate Whites 2014 Principessa Gavia Gavi

A Gavi that shows the lemon and lime aromas and flavors you expect in an excellent white from this region. Full, bright and steely. Enjoy it. Drink now.

Date posted: March 31, 2016