Cortese di Gavi

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Cortese di Gavi
Wine region
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Year established1974 (DOC; elevated to DOCG in 1998)
Part ofPiemonte
Size of planted vineyards1,666 hectares (4,120 acres)[1]
Varietals producedCortese
Wine produced106,740 hl (5-year average)[1]

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.[2] The wine was awarded DOC status in 1974[3] and elevated to DOCG in 1998.[4]

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. Although the DOCG rules allow for sparkling spumante and metodo classico styles, most Gavi is produced as a non-sparkling still wine.[1]

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. ^ a b c "Cortese di Gavi DOCG". Italian Wine Central. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. ^ Brian K. Julyan, Sales and Service for the Wine Professional, 3rd edition, 2008. ISBN 1-84480-789-4. p. 109
  3. ^ "Vino Cortese di Gavi D.O.C.G." Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Azienda Stefano Massone and Gavi DOCG, the great white wine of Piedmont". Archived from the original on 24 December 2017. 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