Broglia Gavi di Gavi La Meirana is made from 100% Cortese grapes from around the town of Gavi in the Piedmont region. The full name of Cortese is Cortese di Gavi, hence the name Gavi di Gavi. Only grapes from the 1200 hectares or so of vineyards surrounding the town can be bottled as Gavi di Gavi DOCG.
The La Meirana estate was purchased from Count Edilio Raggio by Bruno Broglia in 1972. The ownership passes to his son Piero in 1974 and today the estate is managed by Piero’s sons, the third generation, Roberto and Fillipo. This is the most representative and classic wine produced by Broglia and it is for this reason that its label carries the name of the estate, La Meirana, on it. As a matter of fact the very oldest document which states the origin of the name “Gavi” is preserved at the Record Office in Genova and mentions vineyards and chestnut woods on a spot called Meirana. That document dates back to 971 A.D. Today the estate comprised 250 acres all planted with Cortese. At Broglia yields are kept low, so their Gavi tends to be a bit weightier then some.
Broglia Gavi di Gavi La Meirana is vinified in stainless steel temperature controlled vats. It ferments at between 18 and 20 degrees in order to preserve its fruity and fresh flavour. Following fermentation the wine is rested for 6 months prior to bottling where it spends another 2 months prior to release.
Broglia Gavi di Gavi La Meirana shows the extraordinary characteristics typical of the area of Gavi where the delicious almond taste, unique in its kind, can be found.