Earlier this year I attend the Slow Wine event and tried some fantastic wines. Among them were wines from La Mesma. The wines were all made from Cortese, the grape used to make Gavi. This metodo classico, or traditional method sparkling wine was amazing. It rested on its lees for 18 months. It was fruity and had beautiful floral notes and great acidity. I found all of their wines to be persistent and intense with lots of white flowers and almonds. Three sisters run the winery – Paola, Francesca and Anna. They are very attentive to the environment and don’t use any products on the vines that could be toxic. Instead they use a method called “sovescio” which means they do controlled grass and legumes and other organic fertilizer treatments between the vines. They also are energy sufficient using photovoltaic panels and biomass. I loved these wines and look forward to trying more of them if they are at Vinitaly this year.