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Michele Chiarlo Le Marne Gavi Cortese (Gavi) 2011 Wine Review

Michele Chiarlo Le Marne Gavi Cortese (Gavi) 2011

Michele Chiarlo Le Marne Gavi Cortese (Gavi) 2011

D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2012-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Michele Chiarlo

Agent: Univins and Spirits Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

White floral nose then lime acidity on the palate. Medium-bodied, clean and crisp. Great aperitif!

Cortese (Gavi) food pairings: freshly caught fish, seafood salad.

This Michele Chiarlo Le Marne Gavi Cortese (Gavi) 2011 was reviewed on June 23, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Wow, first day of opening this wine reflected a tight frame with some florality, lanolin and citrus, but after 5 days of opening, it has mellowed, with candied citrus, white stonefruit, and a hint of tropical fruit, with a hint of spice on the tail-end. How to score this...86 on the first day...88 after some time? 87 Points it is. (ottawawinejournal.com)
Nina rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Light straw color it the glass.
On the nose soft aromas of peaches, floral notes.
On the palate dry, fresh acidity, fruity, with mineral notes.
Nice citrusy, lengthy finish.
Very refreshing, would be great with seafood.
The Gavi appellation is in the southeast corner of Piedmont, where hillside vineyards of the Cortese grapes are planted on calcareous-marl soil that inspired the name “Le Marne.” (That little factoid is for the dirt nerds out there.) The wine itself is perfect for summer with its bright aromas of blossoms and peaches, fruit-driven flavours and vibrant acidity. Enjoy it this summer.

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