LA SCOLCA : Wines of Timeless Quality
The state La Scolca was taken over between 1917 and 1919 by the great-grandfather of Giorgio Soldati who leads today the company together with his daughter Chiara, the fifth generation shown to the third millennium. In ninety years of activity the passion for wine has turned into profession.
Giorgio Soldati and Chiara Soldati continued the product development of the family-owned winery and Giorgio’s creation of successful wines and sparkling wines without ever betraying his loyalty to the land of Gavi and the courteous vine has proved him to be a very valid and whimsical innovative performer. But the most arduous task that has been undertaken, together with the family, has been to maintain the leadership conquered by the company over the years, further strengthening the image and fame of the Scolca with a wholly Piedmontese will and the philosophy of the highest possible quality.
La Scolca is a historic producer of Gavi. They were some of the first in the area to really invest on the Cortese white grape in an area that used to produce red wines.
The vineyards of La Scolca live in the very heart of the Gavi appellation, in an area called Rovereto di Gavi. They cover about 50-hectare (120 acres) on the hilly landscapes of Piedmont surrounded with woods and nature, on mineral-rich soils.
The company always adheres to the same principle that the great wine is born from the vineyard, and it is to this that the most careful and scrupulous care must be dedicated in the first place. Important is the clayey soil where the vines grow up to even 60 years of age.
Furthermore, the plant allows to respect the origin of the grapes coming from different vineyards, of different ages (5-60 years), keeping them separated with a computerized system to control the flow of the musts which keeps fractions and origins separate.
The Scolca continued to focus on Gavi even when it was a white against the current because the characteristics of the typicalness of the native vine were exalted in it. And so, bunch after bunch, a GAVI was obtained that reaches our table still fresh and fruity, refining its exceptional qualities and giving us an “emotion” wine that offers us a complex and unique taste sensation. Carbon dioxide, as well as in the vineyard during the harvesting phases, is used since the first winemaking operations and keeps the must away from oxygen until it begins fermentation.
The winery has an internal analysis laboratory that works to constantly check the grapes before vinification and the quality of the wines at all times of production.
Very recently, Azienda Agricola La Scolca S.S. has joined Asia Import News Wine Awards 2020 and won a gold medal in this prestigious competition:
GAVI DOCG “GAVI DEI GAVI” BLACK LABEL 2019
The class of a classic
This prestigious “Gavi dei Gavi® – La Scolca” is obtained with the utmost respect for nature, from pruning to harvesting. With a strict and rigorous selection conducted with the utmost care, cluster by cluster, in vineyards over sixty years of age, we get “unique” grapes.
Then in the winery, under watchful guidance of a master expert, applying the ancient rules of vinification, refined over eighty years of family tradition, an unsurpassed style of Gavi is born, a paragon of reference.
The maximum procurable in quality as manifested by fragrance and flavour of live, intense character, harmonious and balanced, offers a surprising freshness and integrity, Notes of flint, almond and hazelnut will develop in the course of time, which does wonders.
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