Gavi Wine Tour | The Grand Wine Tour

Piedmont wine tour

Gavi Wine Tour

  • 8 hours

What is included:

  • 2 Private Guided Winery Tours & Tastings

  • 1 Light-lunch at the winery

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • What is not mentioned in “What’s included”

Transport


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Get lost in the wilds of southern Piedmont in Gavi.


Gavi Territory

The Gavi territory is in the south-western part of Piedmont, on the border with Liguria. In 1800, thanks to Ligurian aristocracy, the wine became a product of the court, also thanks to its ability to be paired perfectly with traditional recipes of that area, made with fish and vegetables.

It spread all around Europe, from Germany to Switzerland and also went overseas, arriving in South America thus creating the basis for a future export market. The white Gavi, or Cortese di Gavi was recognized a DOC wine in 1974 and DOCG in 1998, with further changes for the varieties “riserva fermo” and “riserva spumante metodo classico” in 2010. The types of Gavi that can be produced are: still, fizzy, sparkling, reserve, and reserve sparkling classic method.

The Gavi territory is mainly hilly, with uplands rich in red soil as a result of the clayish marl of that area. The winds from the bordering Ligurian coast, condition and typify the microclimate giving the wine perfumes of citrus fruits with hints of grapefruit, pineapple and white flowers which join an important, tasteful and mineral structure that is completed by its typical hints of bitter almonds.

  • Day 1: Morning

    Private Guided Winery Tour at La Raia


    La Raia is a byodinamic farm and it is located in the heart of Gavi hills, in an area with an ancient wine tradition thanks to a unique microclimate that promotes the maturation of the grape and the production of red and white biodynamic wines.

    The estate extends over 180 hectars, including 45 of vineyards, 60 of fields and the remaining are pastures, chestnut, elderflower and acacia woodlands protecting numerous species of wild animals. The Rossi Cairo family bought La Raia in 2003, with the aim of recovering and enhancing the original ecosystem through a broad intervention project, inspired by the biodynamic principles.

    The first change was the conversion of the vine cultivations: green manure among the rows, dynamized horn manure to fertilize the marly soil deeply, intense aeration, absence of pesticides, moderate quantities of cave sulphur and copper sprayed during specific periods of the year. Pruning happens during a descending moon.

  • Day 1: Lunch

    Light lunch at the winery


    Enjoy a light lunch at La Raia Winery and taste some artisanal and local products.  

    Menu

    - Grissini
    - Cold cuts
    - Giardiniera (pickled vegetables) with hummus
    - Homemade Lasagne with vegetables
    - Local cheeses accompanied by their organic honey
    - Baci di dama or canestrelli biscuits

    This menu is paired with 3 most iconic wines of La Raia Winery, water and coffee included.

  • Day 1: Afternoon

    Private Guided Winery Tour at Villa Sparina


    The history of Villa Sparina goes back to the 1700s when it was part of a grand colonial estate immersed in the vineyards of Monterotondo, in the heart of Gavi.

    The winery, founded in the 1970s by the Moccagatta family, is comprised of one hundred hectares of land, sixty of which are vineyards, surrounded by woods, refreshed by the Ligurian breeze and kissed by the sun. The vines are primarily the most important local grape variety, Cortese, which makes one of the most prestigious white wine of the region: Gavi DOCG.

    The soul and prestige of Villa Sparina can be found in their Monterotondo label. This cru wine represents the highest quality of Villa Sparina production, a white wine made with 100% Cortese grapes grown in a 1945-era vineyard. It displays savouriness, minerality and incredible longevity. You will enjoy a private guide winery tour, visiting the medieval cellar followed by a tasting of the three most prestigious Villa Sparina labels.

    Wine Tasting

    - Villa Sparina Brut Traditional Method “Blanc de Blanc”
    - Gavi DOCG
    - Gavi DOCG Monterotondo

What is included:

  • 2 Private Guided Winery Tours & Tastings

  • 1 Light-lunch at the winery

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • What is not mentioned in “What’s included”