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Off Dry & Sweet
Tenuta Olim, Cortese from Gavi DOCG 2021
Producer: Tenuta Olim Bauda
Where: Gavi, Piemonte
Taste: A fine bouquet of good intensity and persistence gives slightly floral scents. The taste is fresh, soft, graceful and well-structured.
Vibes with: battered squash blossoms, baked guinea fowl or ricotta and scampi ravioli.
The Family: The Tenuta Olim Bauda brand was established in 1961, but the union between our family and the world of wine has earlier origins. With the succession of generations, the Bertolino family’s winemaking tradition has been handed down from father to son. The winery is now the 4th generation: Dino, Diana, and Gianni Bertolino.
Vineyard: Great historic white wine from Piedmont whose grapes come from the area recognized for excellent Cortese production since 1856. Vineyards in the Gavi area, comprising only 11 municipalities in the Province of Alessandria. The soil is composed mainly of clay marls.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed the same evening of harvest and placed in stainless steel vats at a temperature of 12°C where a short maceration of the skins in contact with the must begins. After separation from the skins, alcoholic fermentation begins at a temperature of 15-16°C, necessary to preserve the delicate aromas, for a full 15 days. This is followed by a short aging in steel until bottling, which generally takes place in early spring.