Franco Serra Gavi 2022
|Italy, Piedmont, Gavi
Franco Serra is produced by the Sperone family who have been making affordable premium wines for four generations. In 1911, Antonio Sperone opened a small wine shop in Torino where he sold bulk wine directly to consumers. Unsatisfied with the quality and price of the local wine, Antonio started his own winery in Puglia and built a bottling facility in Torino. He was soon able to offer his customers quality wines at prices everyone could afford. Sadly, it was destroyed when the city was bombed in WWII. The winery in Puglia survived the war and enabled Antonio’s grandson Giacomo to open a new facility in 1965 near Milan where he produced vermouth, sparkling wines, spirits and fine wines. In 1983, the family purchased 75 acres of prime vineyards in Piedmont and built the current winery in the small town of Mombaruzzo just outside Monferrato.
Light-bodied, crisp and clean with wonderful sweet fruit and floral aromas. Dry and pleasant with soft fruit flavors, buoyant acidity and hints of minerality.
Excellent by itself or with fresh cheeses, vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and grilled fish.
Floral aromas of yellow spring flower and white stone fruit come to the forefront. The light-bodied palate offers pineapple, grapefruit and pear packed in syrup alongside bright acidity.