Cortese

(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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  • 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

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    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


  • Azienda Agricola Monte del Fra Ca del Magro Custoza DOC Superiore 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Gran Passione Gavi 2014

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    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


  • Giuseppe Cortese Dolcetto d'Alba 2013

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    Nice easy-drinking wine. Not over-the-top with fruit, but there are some red berry hints and even a suggestion of mint. Typical acidity that I usually see in Italian wines. More a food wine than a sipper. Also, a drink now wine. I see no reason to dedicate wine storage space for this one. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Stephano Massone Gavi Massera 2011

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi 2013

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    Nice, light, crisp and refreshing Gavi from Pio Cesare. The nose is light with a little funky lemon wax scent. On the tongue there's plenty of light lemon cream, not quite ripe pear and a bit of lemon grass. The acidity is medium plus and the finish medium minus. Not bad for a mid-week, summertime quaff. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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