This Gavi DOCG Folli & Benato comes from 30 year old vines, trained using the Guyot method. Here they use thermo-controlled stainless steel tanks for fermentation which are set to 12 degrees. The fermentation takes place over a 20 day period. Once fermentation is complete, they leave the wine to rest on the lees to mature, for a further three months.
Folli & Benato are long-standing friends and colleagues for over 20 years. Italian born and bred, they met whilst living in England, working in the drinks trade. Together, they share a deep-rooted passion for wine and in particular the region of Piedmont, which after many trips together, is at the heart of this project. Folli & Benato source and bottle wines which truly reflect Piedmont’s many terroirs, whilst remaining excellent value for money. Piedmont is one of the vinous capitols of the world. Responsible for some of the finest wines around, including Barolo and Barbaresco. But these two renowned communes make up just 3% of the region’s offering. More recently, we are seeing other areas and styles rising in popularity, and no wonder, with such a diverse climate and a fantastic array of indigenous varieties. From Alto-Piedmonte, to Gavi, to the Langhe hills, Folli & Benato are on a mission to showcase the depth and breadth that this land has to offer.