The hillside of Rovereto has always been considered the historic Great Cru of Gavi, in the municipality of Gavi, and its overall extension is approx. 148 acres. Its topography is derived from the presence of ancient oak forests and clay soil which is rich in iron. The micro-climate is unique due to the sea breezes and the nearby Apennine mountains. Rovereto comes from vineyards with an average age of 25.

90 Points
Wine Advocate
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
In terms of weather, it has been a particular yet very interesting year. It has started mild and dry during winter and early spring, with a couple of moderate snowfalls. The months of April and May have experienced abundant rains that delayed bud breaking and flowing, while the following month of June was hot and dry. July began with heavy rains that led to a gradual maturation in a hot and dry summer season that did not register excessive temperatures, these conditions lasted until October 20th. Yield has been poorer than usual and the maturation period was similar to a classic vintage; these conditions are the ideal ones to ensure excellent quality. Harvesting took place from September 21-28; gathering healthy grapes that are near perfect. The wine is varied and complex on the nose, the flavor presents remarkably harmonious. Freshness and pleasant on the palate with a long finish. In our opinion, the 2019 vintage must be included among the best vintages of recent years.
Tasting Note
Straw yellow with green hues. On the nose it is intense, elegant, persistent with notes of white flowers, golden apple, chive and minerals. The palate is well-structured, fragrant and a pleasingly long, round savory finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with spaghetti with fruits of the sea, swordfish carpaccio, veal tartar.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Cortese
PH: 3.26
ACIDITY: 6.2 g/l
ABV: 12.8%
AGING: Aged for at least 5 months with its yeast in steel tanks before refinement in the bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • 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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