About the Wine
Decanter says “Gavi and Cortese: a perfect pairing. The Cortese variety offers a snapshot of the terroir, which is easily recognizable. Location and geography make Gavi a haven for characteristically crisp, dry, and minerally whites, perfect for summer drinking.”
Dating back to the 17th century, the Scrimaglio (Escrimeaux) family's journey began when they sought refuge in Piedmont, leaving behind their French origins. It was in 1920, that Pietro Scrimaglio laid the foundation for a winemaking legacy that would span generations. Building on his father's work, he set the stage for future success.
Scrimaglio embodies "Character, clarity, and precision" in their approach to Piedmontese grape varieties. Their wines beautifully blend tradition and innovation, paying homage to their homeland.
In the 1980s, the family played a pivotal role in revitalizing Barbera d'Asti, and restoring its prominence. This legacy lives on, as their devotion to the "Nizza" subzone earned it the "Nizza Docg" designation.
Scrimaglio follows a purely traditional style complemented by modern winemaking techniques, all in the service of highlighting the unique qualities of each wine without overdoing it.
Vite Colte Winery is one of the biggest cooperatives in Piedmont and a global standout. Originally called "Terre da Vino," it was revamped to "Vite Colte" in 2016 to make a splash in the wine world. With 180 skilled growers and 300 hectares of vineyards, it's a force in Barolo and beyond.
What sets them apart? Terrific terroir, savvy members, and cutting-edge science mean they produce top-quality wines. Their facility is a blend of tech and art, a must-see for wine and culture lovers. Vite Colte crafts Piedmontese classics like Barbera d'Asti, Barbera d'Alba, Nizza, Roero, Moscato d'Asti, Barolo, and Barbaresco, often named after Cesare Pavese's works. Scrimaglio is Vite Colte's boutique winery where they only pick the very best of the vineyards.
Aging: Partial aging in small barrels
Tasting Notes: 100% Cortese. The aroma envelops you in a rich blend of camomile, hay, and green tea. On the palate, a pleasing dryness and refreshing crispness lead to a full and deep mouthfeel. The wine's persistence shines through, leaving gentle notes of apricot and peach that linger gracefully, creating a harmonious and memorable tasting experience.
~96 Luca Maroni, Yearbook of "The Best Italian Wines" Luca Maroni