The Cortese grapes are selected from vineyards of clay marl soil rich in iron located on high hills near the town of Gavi. The sea breezes from the Ligurian Sea and cool mountain winds from the Apennine Mountains create a micro-climate ideal for growing Cortese grapes to optimal ripeness. The grapes are pressed without crushing and the must is cold settled before undergoing a low-temperature fermentation using indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 3 to 4 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks before bottling.

92 Points
91 Points
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Harvest Note
The 2022 vintage was a challenging one. Overall it was warm and dry, with high temperatures and a long summer with scarce rain. The water shortage was so severe that the Regione Piemonte issued a waiver to allow vineyard irrigation. Harvest was an early one, with grapes that revealed excellent qualities.
Tasting Note
Straw yellow with bright green hues, this elegant wine offers notes of golden apple, lemon, acacia flower, and bread crust. The finish is long and savory.
Food Pairing
Grilled fish, sushi, meat carpaccio
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Cortese
PH: 3.21
ACIDITY: 6 g/l
ABV: 12.9%
AGING: 3-4 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks
Unique Selling Points
  • Aged on the lees for greater complexity
  • Hand harvested, with summer thinning of excess bunches for increased concentration
  • A fresh wine with crisp acidity—a perfect food wine

About the Grape

Cortese produces a crisp, elegant, delicately scented wine. The best examples from the commune of Gavi in Piedmont have crisp acidity, structure and full, round body.
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