American-turned-Italian turned American importer of Italian wines, Weston Hoard, spent many a harvest in the fields of Piedmont with his trusty labrador companion "Ercole" (Hercules) by his side. Fate would have it that they would one day be parted, and so “Ercole” was made to vinously honor his irrepressible spirit. Piedmontese native variety Cortese (the star of Gavi's white wines) brings the freshness and vibrancy, plus a splish of Chardonnay fpr body and a splash of Sauv Blanc for aromatic sass. Pairs with all things (salads! ceviche! grilled vegs!), but that 1-L screw topped bottle also makes it a fave for plain ol' sunny-day sippin’.