This is a wonderfully aromatic wine with bountiful notes of acacia and elderflower alongside golden apple, yellow plum and peach. Gentle sweetness is braced expertly by focused acidity and a mineral tinge. Unique, compelling and a near-perfect aperitif.
There are a multitude of different clones of Malvasia found all over Italy. Although from different origins, they all share some characteristics including a spicy fragrance of musk and apricot and rather high residual sugar. These traits make Malvasia particularly suitable for the production of sparkling and sweet wines. The Malvasia Bianca grape, which is usually used in blended wines, is found mainly in southern Italy but also in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The Colli Piacentini which give the DOC its title are the hills to the south of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna’s most westerly city. These are the foothills of the northern Apennines, which run northwest to southeast through Emilia-Romagna, providing a patchwork of terroirs among their peaks and valleys. Many of the vineyards of the Colli Piacentini are planted on the rolling hills leading up to the northern slopes of the Apennine Mountains. The vineyard soils are composed of a mix of clay, marl, sand and sandstone from the Pliocene epoch.
Gazolla is a commune in the Province of Piacenza, in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, located about 150 kilometres northwest of Bologna and about 15 kilometres southwest of Piacenza. The vineyard was planted in 1998 and is organically cultivated on single spurred cordon.
18 day fermentation in stainless steel induced by indigenous yeasts.