Though a renowned producer of sweet Moscato d’Asti, Gianni’s beautiful Cortese proves that he is an equally deft grower of dry white wines. Lemongrass, white peach, almond blossoms and honeydew emerge on the nose, along with lime zest and sweet basil as the wine spends time in the glass. On the palate, the wine is fresh and juicy, with orchard and exotic fruit flavors that echo the nose, all seasoned with zesty sea-spray minerality through a long, vibrant finish. About this wine producer: Eugenio Rivella, Gianni Doglia’s maternal grandfather, was a sharecropper in 1947 when he purchased this 10-hectare farm in Castagnole delle Lanze. His ambition was to vinify grapes that he grew on his own land. Now representing the third generation at the estate, Gianni Doglia is one of the leading growers in the region of Monferrato, especially celebrated for his Tre Bicchieri awarded Moscato d’Asti, which is often called the finest wine of its kind in the region. The organically farmed vineyards, which lie on calcareous soil at an elevation of 320-360 meters, are among the highest in Asti. They include five hectares of Moscato Bianco, with the other five divided among smaller parcels of Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Grignolino. Gianni Doglia is an active member of The Green Experience, which assists winegrowers in implementing sustainable practices in viticulture.