Araldica is Piemonte's most forward-thinking co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d'Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards. Many of their members joined the co-operative in the 1950s and have a long and loyal relationhip with the winery. They produce wines from Piemonte's main DOC / DOCG regions - predominantly Barbera, Gavi and Moscato, but also including Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero Arneis.Founded in 1954 by Livio Manera, father of the current Managing Director and winemaker Claudio Manera, Araldica has developed over the past 60+ years to become a major winemaking force in Piemonte, supplying wines across the globe. Claudio's wife Lella heads up quality control at Araldica, where she is responsible for the blending and approval of all wines.
Araldica Gavi ‘La Battistina’ 2019
Light to medium bodied, unoaked white. Pale straw yellow in appearance. The nose is youthful and lively with aromas of apple, peach and fresh sea spray. The palate is zingy and fresh with a lemon like streak of acidity. The finish is crisp and balanced with good length. The Battistina estate has traditionally been linked with quality production of the Cortese grape. This wines goes particularly well with scallop dishes or as an aperitif.