Azienda Vitivinicola La Zerba was created in 1973 by Ida Cozzio and Livio Lorenzi. In 1989, a new winery was built to carry out the first vinification. Today, the domaine is managed by Luigi Lorenzi, and Andrea Mascerini helps in the cellar. The estate spreads over 12 hectares: 10 ha of Cortese and 2 ha of Barbera, with a production around 4500 cases per year.
La Zerba is located in the hills of Tassarolo, an area known for producing some of the best Gavi, typically surpassing the better known “Gavi di Gavi.” Tassarolo possesses the highest elevation in the zone and produces the Cortese grapes with the most minerality in the DOCG. The domaine’s wines are amongst the most vibrant and aromatic of all Gavi. Both of them have received “Due Bicchieri*” in the 2014, 2013 and 2012 editions of Gambero Rosso.
Farming practices: sustainable, encouraging the natural health of the soil. Treatments follow organic methods, and only sulfur and copper are used when needed. The wines are vegan.