About the Wine
Fasten your seatbelt - this wine will take you on a ride.
This is made entirely from a little known grape called Cortese, which is native to northern Italy and was first listed as a Piemonte variety back in 1659. It has a long history of being paired with the region's local seafood and, well, we're not here to argue with that.
The grapes were gently pressed to avoid any bitter tannins, which can easily distract from the variety's delicate flavour. It is finely tuned from the get go, and opens with perfumed citrus and apple, with a lean mineral drive. It's cleansing and refreshing - think nectar, lime rind, cucumber and a little bit of nutty savouriness. It's a delightful wine. Seafood makes sense, but anything you'd squeeze lemon over would be a great match here.
About Castellari Bergaglio
This is a winery which is very much defined by its landscape. Found in Gavi, it sits between Liguria and Piemonte, and so features high mountaintops as well as a close proximity to the sea. Castellari Beraglio takes advantage of the best of both these worlds.
The winery was founded in 1890 and remains family run to this day. Currently spearheaded by fourth generation winemaker, Marco, the philosophy is a simple one - support an uncompromising native identity rather than easier solutions. For this reason, the family focuses on varieties native to the region rather than 'international' grapes. The quality of the wines is a testament to the results they have achieved, and to their unwavering dedication to the unique terroir of Gavi.