Wine La Scolca Gavi DOCG "d'Antan", 2003
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Reviews of purchase La Scolca Gavi DOCG "d'Antan", 2003
Wine golden straw color.
Rounded taste of wine differs oily texture and perfectly balanced acidity. The finish is decorated with fruit and mineral nuances.
The wine has a refreshing, challenging, multi-faceted fragrance in which shades of flowers and fruit blend harmoniously with the light tones of nuts and sherry.
Wine blends perfectly with different dishes from sea and river fish, harmonizes well with white meat, ravioli, cheese and seafood.
This is a rare wine should be drunk slowly, paying tribute to the year, which gave life to such an amazing drink, experiencing feelings similar to those described by Proust in "Raiders of the Lost Time", remembering the old days, as old as the techniques used to its preparation. Indeed, the only long experience and skill gained in over 80 years of winemaking, lead to the creation of such a harmonious and strong drink.
The grapes for "D'Antan grown on hillsides, sunlit, age of vines over 60 years. The production process is carried out in full accordance with the tradition, including the hand-picking of grapes and other ancient art of winemaking. The harvest is collected in several stages, with the best sites, spending careful selection. Fermentation of wine takes place in steel tanks at controlled temperature. Withstand wine for 9-10 years on the lees in stainless steel vats. "D'Antan" 2003 - complex mineral wine, which has already reached its maturity.
The company was founded La Scolca Giovan Battista Parodi, great-grandfather of the present owner in 1919. Hacienda La Scolca occupies a space of 50 hectares and is located on a hill in the Ligurian Apennines. The first vineyard was planted Parodies son, Alfredo, shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and was originally planned for the production of conventional home-made wines. But Vittorio Soldati, the third generation of owners, could realize the great potential embodied in these lands. Although Piedmont - a traditional region of red wines, the soldiers decided to bet on the production of white wines, for which he was rewarded with outstanding results. The present capacity of the local Cortese grape variety was discovered only when it began to work in earnest, to determine the minimum yield per vine and the optimal degree of maturity. In 1950 he produced the first bottle of wine Gavi, which, in fact, was the first white wine produced in Piedmont. Since then, the wine lists of the best restaurants in the world, a new high-quality Italian white wine.
For a long time the wine list the dining car of the legendary Orient Express (Orient Express), containing about 20 names included famous wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, but only two of wine are Italy, one of which is from Gavi dei Gavi La how much. Until 1978 La Scolca wines delivered to the Iranian Shah, in the palace of Shah Gavi wine was served in bowls for tea. It is known that Tom Cruise not only loves Gavi wine, but also believes that it brings him luck, this was the only white wine at its last wedding. In the British Embassy in Rome in 2007 and 2008 Birthday Queen Elizabeth II celebrated only wines of La Ssolca. In 2007, the sparkling wine Gavi La Scolca in 2000 was the official wine of the Nobel Prize.