Cortese di Gavi

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Cortese di Gavi (Italian Wine)
Wine type DOCG
Decree of institution 26 June 1974 as DOC
1998 as DOCG
Gazzetta Ufficiale 12 November 1974 n. 73
Yield 100 quintals per hectare
Maximum grape yield 70.0%
Alcohol by volume of grape (natural) 10%
Alcohol by volume of wine (minimum) 10.5%
Net dry extract (minimum) 15.0‰
Origin Province of Alessandria, around Gavi
Ingredient grapes Cortese: 100.0%

Cortese di Gavi, or simply Gavi, is an Italian dry white wine produced in a restricted area of the Province of Alessandria, Piedmont, close to the Ligurian border. Cortese di Gavi made from vines within the comune of Gavi may be labeled Gavi di Gavi.[1]

The name derives from Gavi, the town at the centre of its production zone, and Cortese, the local variety of grape from which it is exclusively made and whose existence is reported from the 17th century. The current style of production dates to 1876.

The wine was awarded DOC status in 1974 and was made DOCG in 1998.

Production zone[edit]

The DOCG regulations restrict the production of Cortese di Gavi to the area formed by the following towns: Bosio, Capriata d'Orba, Carrosio, Francavilla Bisio, Gavi, Novi Ligure, Parodi Ligure, Pasturana, San Cristoforo, Serravalle Scrivia, Tassarolo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian K. Julyan, Sales and Service for the Wine Professional, 3rd edition, 2008. ISBN 1-84480-789-4. p. 109

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Coordinates: 44°41′00″N 8°48′10″E / 44.68333°N 8.80278°E / 44.68333; 8.80278