Grape-variety: Cortese 100% Yield in wine: 70% Average yield: 70 hl per hectare
Growing location: the area where Cortese grapes are grown to
produce "Gavi", the leading D.O.C.G. white wine in Piedmont, is
right under the Ligurian Apennines. Just a few villages and steep
hillsides around Gavi where this vine - which originated in the
Monferrato area- produces a wine of international fame. The soil
is typically sandy, with a high content of sandy marl, and the
result is a white wine with personality, which fiercely defends its
characteristics against the passing of time.
Wine-making process: the wine is vinified where the grapes
are grown. After the separation of the must from the skins, the
wine is refrigerated and undergoes static racking, after that the
fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature (20° C).
The wine is refined in steel for 4-5 months, and is then bottled
in the spring following the harvest.
Tasting characteristics: this is a bright straw-yellow wine with greenish highlights. It has
a full, delicate, elegant bouquet which brings to mind flowers
and fresh fruit - mostly lemons, lilies of the valley and green
apples. Its taste is attractively young, dry, fresh and
Alcohol content: 12% Vol.
Pairings: an inviting aperitif, it whets the appetite if combined with hors
d'oeuvres and fish dishes. It is perfect in summer, but there are
no seasonal limitations for serving this delightful wine.