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.
Coppo - Gavi Rocca DOCG 2020
Flavour profile: Delicate, Dry, Citrus
Description: A juicy red-purple wine, with hints of blackberry and flashes of violet, blueberry, pomegranate and spices. Complex yet fresh and smooth; well balanced and lengthy on the palate
Coppo is one of the historical wineries in Canelli, an iconic winemaking town known for Asti and other Piedmont wines. Its location immediately brings to mind Moscato and, above all, Barbera wines. Coppo's spectacular wine cellars are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and were dug out into the rocky hillsides of Canelli over centuries. Nowadays they connect two modern and functional installations; the winery and the family villa, creating an architectural complex which exemplifies the history of the Barbera grape variety.
Our Recommendation: Gavi is ideal as aperitif, oysters and seafood, fresh vegetables and charcuteries. Perfect to be paired with an authentic dish from Piedmont; 'Bagna Cauda' made with olive oil, anchovies and garlic, served with a variety of fresh vegetables