Cortese’s territory was once part of the city-state of Genoa ...
Cortese was first recorded in the early 17th century at the far southeastern corner of Piedmont, in the province of Alessandria and today has no known relatives. It is most highly regarded here, in Gavi, and thus is often referred to simply as "Gavi." Cortese also grows well in the surrounding parts of Piedmont: Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato a few miles west of Gavi and just over a few hills to the east, in the Colli Tortonesi. But there Cortese doesn’t always achieve the ripeness, or get the winemaking proficiency that it does when grown on the limestone-rich soils of Gavi. While some renowned Barolo producers produce stellar Gavi, such as Michele Chiarlo and Pio Cesare, the region has no shortage of its own dedicated producers.
Because of its freshness and chalky minerality, this white wine commonly populates the fish restaurants’ wine lists of the Ligurian coast.
- Sauvignon Blanc42
- Bordeaux White Blends33
- Pinot Gris/Grigio19
- Other White Blends16
- Other White Wine9
- Pinot Blanc7
- Chenin Blanc2
- Gruner Veltliner2
- Rhône White Blends2
Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi 2015Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Michele Chiarlo Le Marne Gavi 2015Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Fontanafredda Gavi di Gavi 2015Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Principessa Gavia Gavi 2015Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi 2015Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy