|As spring really, really approaches (I think it's the real thing this time, we've had a lot of false starts this year), the Gavi di Gavi Il Poggio di Gavi 2012 is one of the first wines I'll be reaching for. Gavi, along with Soave, Orvieto, and Lambrusco, is one of those wines that got a bad rap in the 1970s and 1980s for being bland, insipid and made with a cynical sense of commerce. In the right hands, however, all those adjectives fall away, and we're left with what the wine was originally meant to be: a refreshing, bright, mineral-laden Piedmont white, made from 100 percent Cortese, with a hint of bitter almond. In short, Gavi is the perfect wine for spring.
~ Beth, 67Wine Buyer, 04/2014