Coppo has managed the Tenuta La Rocca in Monterotondo in the town of Gavi since the mid-1980s. Gavi, a classic, white Piedmontese wine, is made entirely from the Cortese grape, one of the region’s oldest native varieties. Its name derives from the wine’s original consumer – the nobles of court, or “corte”. Gavi La Rocca comes from marly-calcareous soils that lend it an unexpected mineral complexity.
First Vintage Produced:
Monterotondo di Gavi
south – south east
320 m a.s.l.
4,000 plants per hectare
selection in vineyards of the healthiest, ripest grapes hand collected in 20 kg picking baskets
soft pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature
pale straw colored yellow
fresh and fruity with evident mineral notes
savory with the right trace of citrin
as aperitif, oysters and seafood, braised rabbit with black olives and pine nuts “Ligurian style”, bagna cauda (a traditional sauce from Piedmont, made with olive oil, anchovies and garlic, served with a variety of fresh vegetables)