A pioneering Italian biodynamic producer located in Novi Ligure in the heart of the Gavi foothills, La Raia specialise in white wines made from the Italian grape variety, Cortese. They encompass 180 hectares, 42 of which are vineyard and 60 fields, with the balance pasture and woods. La Raia was purchased in 2003 by the Rossi Cairo family, who also own Tenuta Cucco. They had the vision of recovering the original ecosystem and carefully restoring the 70-year-old vines that have somehow managed to survive in the hard terrain of marly clay. La Raia produce three excellent Gavi wines and two Barberas based on Nebbiolo.