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 Blanc155
- Pinot Gris/Grigio80
- Other White Blends23
- Bordeaux White Blends16
- Other White Wine16
- Chenin Blanc12
- Gruner Veltliner7
- Pinot Blanc5
- Melon de Bourgogne4
- Rhône White Blends4
Principessa Gavia Gavi 2018Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi 2018Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Villa Rosa Gavi Di Gavi 2018Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Broglia Gavi La Meirana 2018Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy