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Wine By Grape Variety | Cortese

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Cortese is an Italian white wine grape variety grown predominantly in the south-eastern wine regions of Piedmont. The grape variety is known for its bracingly high acidity and its ability to retain freshness, even when grown in hot environments. It is most famous for its role in the crisp, lime-scented wines of Gavi. Apple, peach and honeydew flavours are commonly associated with Cortese wine, with lime, almond and light herbal or grassy aromas.

The variety has been grown in the southeastern part of Piedmont for hundreds of years, and is mentioned in documents that date back to the beginning of the 17th Century. It has long been considered as Piedmont's finest white variety and is often credited as introducing the world to Italian white wine. Nowadays, however, it has been usurped somewhat by Arneis and Moscato d'Asti.

 

Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi 2021

From £18.50 - per bottle
Lively, fresh and fruity, this Gavi is soft on the palate... Read More...

Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi Monterotondo 2018

From £40.00 - per bottle
A unique award-winning Cortese that has freshness, minerality, acidity, strength, longevity & elegance... Read More...

Broglia Gavi di Gavi La Meirana 2020

From £16.50 - per bottle
Award winning Gaviv di Gavi from the famous Broglia estate... Read More...

Broglia Gavi di Gavi La Meirana | Half Bottle

£9.50
The Broglia La Meirana Gavi di Gavi is 100% Cortese and the most... Read More...

Michele Chiarlo Palás Gavi 2020

From £15.00 - per bottle
Made from 100% Cortese grapes the Michele Chiarlo Palás is a floral and... Read More...

Roberto Sarotto Gavi del Comune di Gavi Bric Sassi 2020

From £14.00 - per bottle
Sarotto's Tenuta Manenti estate produces exquisite & superb value-for-money, Gavi... Read More...

Broglia Gavi di Gavi Bruno Broglia 2018

From £26.00 - per bottle
Broglia's Gavi di Gavi "Bruno Broglia" is an award winning Cortese white wine... Read More...

Broglia Gavi di Gavi Vecchia Annata 2010

From £50.00 - per bottle
The Broglia Gavi di Gavi Vecchia Annata is a unique Cortese white wine... Read More...

Michele Chiarlo Rovereto Gavi del Commune di Gavi 2021

From £20.00 - per bottle
The hillside of Rovereto has always been considered the historic Great Cru of... Read More...