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Principessa Gavi and L’Ardi


  • The Principessa Gavia estate was established by the Mariani family in the early 1980s.
  • L’Ardi is grown in the vineyards of the historical Dolcetto area, in the heart of the Acqui region.
  • The term “ L’Ardì” (pronounced “Lar-DEE”) in the Piedmontese dialect means “bright and brave” and refers to a fun and adventurous person.


  • The Principessa Gavia single vineyard is dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of the Cortese di Gavi grape, the sole white grape used to make this prized still wine.
  • L’Ardi is fresh and fruity, and reflects the traditional style of Piedmont’s Dolcetto varietal. This wine is easy to drink and often called Italy’s Cru Beaujolais.

Tasting Notes

principessa-gaviaPrincipessa Gavia Gavi DOCG: Pale straw in color with an intense, fresh and fruity bouquet, with hints of pineapple and green apple. Crisp with gentle acidity and a dry, balanced aftertaste.



lardiL’Ardi Dolcetto d’Acqui DOC: Ruby red, intense and deep color. Rich, and fruit-forward, with ripe berry flavors and characteristic dry finish.

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