When Gavi is good, it is really, really good - and in a world awash with neutral flavour-less Pinot Grigio and one dimensional Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc this elegant, complex, deftly crisp and layered dry white from one of Italy's classic areas will just make you smile.
In the glass it has a straw yellow colour with a hint of green. The nose is fresh and fruity with some grassy notes. On the palette it has exotic fruit and golden apple. A light acidic note, typical of gavi, make it a pleasure to drink with all varieties of food.
Giribaldi wines are a family affair, they are made by Mario Giribaldi, the third generation of the family. His wines are a reflection of the people who make it, those who work in the vineyard under the all-day sun, or in the cold winter snow. Those who work all day and night in the winery during the harvest to watch the wine slowly transform, those who dress the bottle and look after its image, those who are ambassadors and pass on the passion of those who made it.
The Giribaldi winery began at the beginning of the 20th century and has been producing wines for three generations. In those days, times were hard, and agriculture was not only a means of income but also a real pride for those who loved their land even though it made them suffer so much. It was normal for them to make sacrifices for the land they were brought up on.