Rovereto di Gavi – The Azienda Picollo, thanks to the love for this job and to the effort of three generations, managed to realise his creator’s dream, Lorenzo Piccollo, furnishing the cellar with modern vinification equipment in order to vinify their own grapes. The winery was founded in 1945; today, Lorenzo’s son Ernesto takes care of the winemaking and Ernesto’s son Gianlorenzo manages the vineyards. The Azienda Agricola lies mostly in Rovereto, with additional hectares in Tassarolo. The soil of the region is a mix of sand and clay. All the work is done according to traditions and the belief that good wine comes only from excellent grapes. In the winery, Ernesto is very careful to give maximum expression to his vineyards and to the Cortese grapes, that are cultivated without the use of chemical weed killers, or any other pesticides.
Cortese – Known for its bracingly high acidity and its ability to retain freshness, even when grown in hot environments. Lime, almond and light herbal or grassy aromas are commonly associated with Cortese based wine.
"Rovereto" Gavi di Gavi DOCG – 2019
White 100% Cortese • Vines Age over 40 years • South/South-West Exposure • Altitude 250-300 mt asl • Clayey soil with some marlstones • Soft crushing of the grapes and fermented for 3 weeks in stainless steel tanks • 4 months ageing in stainless steel vats on the lees • At least months of bottle fining before the release