(aka. Gavi)

Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘Gavi’. The resulting wine can be described as typically Italian, with high acidity, neutral flavor and delicate aromas. Although the wines are rarely of exceptional quality, they command a relatively high price because of Piedmont's esteemed location as a viticultural region. A few dedicated Italian producers have planted the grape in California, but its acreage is miniscule.

Lean, aloof and perfectly tailored. You travel
the world with an air of Italian sophistication.
Your cosmopolitan friends would be surprised to
learn that you were born a simple farm girl in the
hills of Monferrato. Look at you now Ms Cortese.
In your element, the spokeswoman for a trendy
designer label. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Mauro Sebaste Gavi DOCG 2018


    Serious upfront fruit in this one--peach, kiwi, green apple. Also, lots of acid tartness which makes the fruitiness tolerable. Acid also gives a lot of spritziness around the edges of the tongue. An OK wine, Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Think Fox'll be posting something here later, but for the time being these ... ... Riserva2006 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja2008 Wind Gap Syrah Sonoma Coast2011 Big Table Farm White Hawk Syrah2009 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder2013 Historic Vineyard Society Zinfandel Bedrock Vineya Read More

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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • Gavi del Commune di Gavi 2016


    I got given this bottle of wine and have no idea where my benefactor got it ... white wines only made of the cortese grape, a grape with a long history in Italian viticulture, from 13 communes in Piedmont in north-west Italy not far from Genoa.My bottle is from the family run Sartirano concern. I started it last night with my supper of baked m... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Ricossa Piemonte Bianco Appassimento 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Tonight we attended the Symphony at The Kennedy Center.  The highlight ... ... wine, the 2015 Broglia (Cortese is the varietal).  Both were very tasty.  We then had our wines brought to our table where we had a nice view of the Potomac River as the sun was starting to set.  Our Sommelier was Will Moriarity and he was very helpful in discussin... Read More

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  • A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on ...;Cortese, Giuseppe 1980 Barbaresco Rabaja  |  10 in stock  |  $59.99 De Forville 1967 Barbaresco Riserva  |  2 in stock  |  $119.99 De Forville 1970 Barbaresco   |  1 in stock  |  $99.99 De Forville 1973 Barbaresco   |  3 in stock  |  $79.99 Fiorina, Franco 1964 B... Read More

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  • I know that Snoothers like to cut their teeth on unusual wine stuff now and ... ... the River Tanaro, whilst Cortese, the white grape behind the popular Gavi label, hails from the Alessandria vineyards to the east. Nascetta was Piemonte’s premier white grape in the mid 1800’s but was not replanted after the devasting phylloxera (the little bug... Read More

    From the article The Next Era in Italian Wine

  • Being a fan of Jolie-Laide and being that we have been drinking a lot of whites ... Clarksburg 2015 - $18 35% Cortese, 34% Falanghina & 31% Loureiro. I see at least 189 Scrabble points in there somewhere. 18 bottles remain         Super-duper limited in quantity, friends, so with pain in my heart I must say First-Come, First-Served. Wines are i... Read More

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  • Gran Passione Gavi 2014


    Intriguing shifting nose of aged dried cheese, light toast, white blossom and passion fruit. Quite floral and tropical in the mouth and showing some lemon and butter notes with a nutty finish. A complex wine with a lot to offer. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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