Cortese di Gavi

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Cortese di Gavi
Italian wine
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Wine typeDOCG
Decree of institution26 June 1974 as DOC
1998 as DOCG
Gazzetta Ufficiale12 November 1974 n. 73
Yield100 quintals per hectare
Maximum grape yield70.0%
Alcohol by volume of grape (natural)10%
Alcohol by volume of wine (minimum)10.5%
Net dry extract (minimum)15.0‰
OriginProvince of Alessandria, around Gavi
Ingredient grapesCortese: 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.[1]

The name derives from Gavi, the comune 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. Cortese di Gavi made from vines within the comune of Gavi may be labeled Gavi di Gavi.

The wine was awarded DOC status in 1974[2] and was made DOCG in 1998.[3]

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.


  1. ^ Brian K. Julyan, Sales and Service for the Wine Professional, 3rd edition, 2008. ISBN 1-84480-789-4. p. 109
  2. ^ "Vino Cortese di Gavi D.O.C.G." Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Azienda Stefano Massone and Gavi DOCG, the great white wine of Piedmont". Retrieved 23 December 2017.

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