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Cortese is a white grape variety that is synonymous with Gavi, producing crisp and floral wines with a distinctive Italian character
Varietal origin: Cortese originated in the Piedmont region of Italy, particularly in the Gavi area.
Typical taste profile: Cortese wines are typically crisp, fresh, and lively, with a delicate and floral aroma. They often exhibit flavors of green apple, lemon, and white flowers, with a zesty acidity and a medium body.
Regional styles: Cortese is most commonly associated with Gavi, where it is used to produce still, dry white wines known for their quality and elegance. Some producers also make sparkling wines from Cortese. In addition to Gavi, Cortese is also grown in other parts of Piedmont, as well as in other regions of Italy, and in smaller quantities in other countries such as Argentina, Australia, and California.