Complex Cortese based white from the superb Tenuta Olim Bauda, with great minerality and length
Tenuta Olim Bauda has been in the Bertolino family since the 1960's and was the jewel in the crown of their negociant business. Tragically Sr. Bertolino died in 1985 leaving three very young children and no-one to run the business. Overnight, the thriving winery was closed down and for the next 15 years the fruit from their fantastic vineyards was sold to other producers. In 2000, the three siblings decided to try to revive the estate's fortunes and since then, have managed to re-establish Tenuta Olim Bauda as one of Piedmont's top producers. The elegant Cortese grapes are grown on the vineyards of San Martino farmhouse in the community of Gavi, and only the highest quality are selected to produce this stunning wine. A fine bouquet of good intensity and persistence with floral notes, Olim Bauda's Gavi di Gavi is fresh, soft, harmonious and has a delightful finish.
Tasting Note: Big hit at our tastings. Bright, complex mineral and pear on the nose, long, mouthwatering, citrus and subtle on the palate. Long and lovely.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 15.5/20 (average producer score)