This is Gavi, in all its identity and personality. Its Cortese grapes are grown in the vineyards that surround the house where I live, in Rovereto, on the hill that represents the finest expression of the Gavi crus: red soil with lots of stones, old vines and all-round exposure to the sun. Black label was my first bottle, my first label, my first wine, made just the way I like it: lots of terroir, lots of hard work in the countryside, lots of minerality and a sea of tanginess. Its straw-yellow colour is accompanied by the scent of cut grass, white flowers, medlar and yellow citrus fruits. Its creamy palate is distinguished by the thick texture of tropical fruit, a citrusy personality and the fragrance of aromatic herbs.