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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  • 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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    No written review

    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


  • Gavi 2013

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    Wine review by KirillK


  • Mauro Sebaste Gavi 2013

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    Pale yellow color in the glass. Fairly fruity noseapricot, apple. Quite light on the tongue. As from the nose I get green apple and apricot flavors. Noticeable spritz sensation mid-palate with citrus at the back of the palate. Nice, refreshing, easy drinking wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Valle Berta Gavi Italy Cortese 2013

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    a decent old world wine, maybe it should have spent a season in the oak for the likes of my palate Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Ricci Terre del Timorasso 2009

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • You´re right guys. So better comments for the Piedmont wineries:Vini ... ... ... let's visit Giuseppe Cortese winery where is the best view on the famous vineyard Rabajá. The really good wines you can find also in Ada Nada winery where you will by host of very friendly Mrs. Nada and you will taste nice range of their wines. Finally if you want... Read More

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  • Coppo Gavi la Rocca 2012

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    A bit stinky on the nose with lots of floral character and hints of steely minerality, honeycomb, and somewhat exotic persimmon and guava tinged fruit. Some trapped CO2 lends this a prickle on the tongue, followed by rather delicate but pure mineral and white floral flavors laid over a base of delicate peach tinged citrus pith flavors. This has ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Coppo Gavi la Rocca 2012

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    Wine review by mark


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