Gavi di Gavi - Tacchino - Piedmont - Italy
For more than three generations the Tacchino family has produced superb fresh and vibrant wines in Castelletto d’Orba in Monferrato, Piedmont. This is perfect wine country as the hills provide a natural amphitheatre which protects the vineyards from the northerly winds. Alessio and Romina represent the new Tacchino generation and have certainly inherited their father’s and grandfather’s passion. This passion and respect for tradition is harmoniously blended with modern wine-making methods and equipment and a rigorous attention to detail, resulting in a range of wines of outstanding elegance and purity. Tacchino’s vines are spread over 25 hectares, about half of which benefit from a south/south-easterly aspect and great care is taken to restrict yields.
This is the Cortese grape at its best – crisp and citrusy yet with some body and complexity. Tropical notes of rich, honeydew melon, some floral notes and the merest hint of sweetness. Very drinkable indeed and would make a good aperitif or match with simple fish dishes.