A pioneering Italian biodynamic producer located in Novi Ligure in the heart of the Gavi foothills, La Raia specialise in white wines made from the Italian grape variety, Cortese. They encompass 180 hectares, 42 of which are vineyard and 60 fields, with the balance pasture and woods. La Raia was purchased in 2003 by the Rossi Cairo family, who also own Tenuta Cucco. They had the vision of recovering the original ecosystem and carefully restoring the 70-year-old vines that have somehow managed to survive in the hard terrain of marly clay. La Raia produce three excellent Gavi wines and two Barberas based on Nebbiolo.
Gavi DOCG – 2018
White 100% Cortese • Vines Age from from 9 up to 25 years • South-East-West Exposure • Clayey-Limey Soil • Altitude 400 mt asl • Soft crushing of the grapes and fermentation in stainless steel which lasts for 20 days • 4 months ageing on the lees in stainless steel vats
Gavi Riserva DOCG – 2017
White 100% Cortese • Vines Age 60 years of the Cru “della Madonnina”• South-East Exposure • Clayey-Limey Soil with some marlstone • Altitude 350 mt asl • Soft crushing of the grapes and fermentation in stainless steel vats which lasts for 25 days • 6 months ageing on the lees in stainless steel vats • 6 months of bottle fining
"Pise" Gavi DOCG – 2014
White 100% Cortese • Vines Age 70 years of the Cru “Pisè” • South/South-East Exposure • Soil characterized by tufa and marlstone • Altitude 400 mt asl • Soft crushing of the grapes and fermentation in stainless steel vats that lasts for 25 days • 20 months ageing on the lees in stainless steel vats