Coppo La Rocca Gavi

Gavi DOCG, Piemonte

Coppo has managed Tenuta La Rocca in Monterotondo (Gavi) since the mid-1980s. Gavi is a classic white Piedmontese wine, made entirely from Cortese grape. It is one of the region’s oldest native varieties. Its name derives from the wine’s original consumer - the noble court, or corte in Italian. La Rocca comes from marly calcareous soils that lend it an unexpected mineral complexity.

Tasting Notes

  • COLOUR: pale straw yellow
  • NOSE: fresh and fruity with evident mineral notes
  • TASTE: savory with the right trace of citrus

PAIRINGS: as aperitif, oysters and seafood, braised rabbit with black olives and pine nuts, traditional Piedmontese bagna cauda (a traditional dip from Piedmont, made with olive oil, anchovies and garlic, served with a variety of fresh vegetables).

  • APPELLATION: Gavi DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Cortese
  • PRODUCTION AREA: Monterotondo di Gavi
  • EXPOSURE: south - southeast
  • SOIL COMPOSITION: calcareous marl
  • VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 1050 ft a.s.l.
  • TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
  • VINEYARD DENSITY: 4,000 plants per hectare
  • HARVESTING PERIOD: September 2018
  • HARVEST: selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets
  • VINIFICATION SYSTEM: soft pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature
  • MALOLACTIC: not carried out
  • ALCOHOL: 13.18 % vol
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.43 g/l
  • pH: 3.19

Coppo has managed the Tenuta La Rocca in Monterotondo in the town of Gavi since the mid-1980s. Gavi, a classic, white Piedmontese wine, is made entirely from the Cortese grape, one of the region’s oldest native varieties. Its name derives from the wine’s original consumer – the nobles of court, or corte. Gavi La Rocca comes from marly-calcareous soils that lend it an unexpected mineral complexity.

Tasting Notes

  • COLOR: pale straw colored yellow
  • NOSE: fresh and fruity with evident mineral notes
  • TASTE: savory with the right trace of citrus

As an aperitif, or with oysters and seafood, braised rabbit with black olives and pine nuts “Ligurian style”, bagna cauda (a traditional sauce from Piedmont, made with olive oil, anchovies and garlic, served with a variety of fresh vegetables).

  • APPELLATION: Gavi DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Cortese
  • PRODUCTION AREA: Monterotondo di Gavi
  • EXPOSURE: south - southeast
  • SOIL COMPOSITION: calcareous marl
  • VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 1050 ft a.s.l.
  • TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
  • VINEYARD DENSITY: 4,000 plants per hectare
  • HARVESTING PERIOD: September 2017
  • HARVEST: selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets
  • VINIFICATION SYSTEM: soft pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature
  • MALOLACTIC: not carried out
  • ALCOHOL: 13.09 % vol
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.80 g/l
  • pH: 3.15

Gavi, a classic, white Piedmontese wine, is made entirely from the Cortese grape, one of the region’s oldest native varieties. Its name derives from the wine’s original consumer – the nobles of court, or “corte”. Gavi La Rocca comes from marly-calcareous soils that lend it an unexpected mineral complexity.

Tasting Notes

  • NOSE: fresh and delicate on the nose with hints of citrus
  • TASTE: crisp, light, and dry with balanced acidity and a delicate finish

Perfect as an aperitif, oysters and seafood, braised rabbit with black olives and pine nuts “Ligurian style”, bagna cauda (a traditional sauce from Piedmont, made with olive oil, anchovies and garlic, served with a variety of fresh vegetables)

  • APPELLATION: Gavi d.o.c.g
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Cortese
  • PRODUCTION AREA: Monterotondo di Gavi
  • EXPOSURE: south - southeast
  • SOIL COMPOSITION: calcareous marl
  • VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 1050 ft a.s.l.
  • TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
  • VINEYARD DENSITY: 4,000 plants per hectare
  • HARVESTING PERIOD: September 2016
  • HARVEST: selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets
  • VINIFICATION SYSTEM: soft pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature
  • MALOLACTIC: not carried out
  • ALCOHOL: 12.30 % vol
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.53 g/l
  • pH: 3.16

Gavi, a classic, white Piedmontese wine, is made entirely from the Cortese grape, one of the region’s oldest native varieties. Its name derives from the wine’s original consumer – the nobles of court, or “corte”. Gavi La Rocca comes from marly-calcareous soils that lend it an unexpected mineral complexity.

Tasting Notes

  • NOSE: fresh and delicate on the nose with hints of citrus
  • TASTE: crisp, light, and dry with balanced acidity and a delicate finish

Antipasti, salads, grilled or fried calamari,oysters, vegetable soups, and roasted white meats.

  • Grape variety: Cortese
  • Production area: Monterotondo di Gavi
  • Exposure: south – southeast
  • Soil composition: calcareous marl
  • Vineyard altitude: 1050 ft a.s.l.
  • Training system: Guyot
  • Vineyard density: 4,000 plants per hectare
  • Harvest: selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 40 lb picking baskets
  • Vinification system: soft pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature
  • Alcohol: 13.20 % vol
  • Total acidity: 5.31 g/l
  • pH: 3.22

La Rocca is made from 100% Cortese, a local grape, and gently fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is not carried out in order to preserve Gavi’s textbook freshness and zesty fruitiness. The wine is refined in tanks for three months prior to bottling and it is released ready to be enjoyed.

Tasting Notes

  • NOSE: fresh and delicate on the nose with hints of citrus
  • TASTE: crisp, light, and dry with balanced acidity and a delicate finish

Antipasti, salads, grilled or fried calamari, vegetable soups, and roasted white meats.

  • GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cortese
  • PRODUCTION AREA: Monterotondo di Gavi
  • HARVESTING PERIOD: September 2014
  • HARVEST: hand selected in vineyards with the healthiest, ripest grapes and placed in 20 KG crates
  • AGING: stainless steel tanks

  • 88

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    Coppo La Rocca Gavi
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, September 2018

    "Vibrant, boasting peach, gooseberry and citrus flavors. Lightly herbaceous, ending with tangy grapefruit and mineral accents. Drink now. 600 cases imported."

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    Coppo La Rocca Gavi
    James Suckling, James Suckling, September 2018

    "Apple pie, dried honeysuckle and jasmine. Light body, fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now."

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    Coppo La Rocca Gavi
    James Suckling, James Suckling, September 2018

    "The full spritziness of this really pushes the fresh lemon aromas out of the glass. On the palate, this is another Gavi with a bit of tannins, making it less refreshing than it could be. Drink now or in 2019."

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    Coppo La Rocca Gavi
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, January 2016

    "Ripe, with peach, apple, straw and almond aromas and flavors, this is fresh and juicy, with a lip-smacking finish. Drink now. 900 cases imported. –BS"

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    Coppo La Rocca Gavi
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, November 2017

    "This starts out with a floral accent before the apple, straw and graphite notes take over. Firm, leaving a tactile feel on the finish. Drink now. 1,225 cases imported."

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  • 87

    Coppo La Rocca Gavi
    James Suckling, James Suckling, November 2015

    "A fruity white with apple and melon aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Good fruit and a simple finish. Drink now."

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