Cortese di Gavi
|Cortese di Gavi (Italian Wine)|
|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.
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 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.
- Brian K. Julyan, Sales and Service for the Wine Professional, 3rd edition, 2008. ISBN 1-84480-789-4. p. 109
- "Il Vino Cortese Gavi" (in Italian). Comune di Gavi.