Cortese grapes are most commonly known for producing the famous Gavi wine in the Piedmont region of Italy. Gavi is a fresh, crisp and delicate dry white wine which has a flavour profile that includes apple, pleach, lime and melon. If you’re looking for food to pair with Cortese wine, you can’t go wrong with seafood or light chicken dishes. Interested in trying a Gavi wine? Choose an affordable wine online at Bon Cru and have it delivered direct to your door.
Are Gavi wine and Cortese wine the same?
Cortese is the name of the white grape that is grown in the region of Piedmont in Italy. Gavi is the name of the wine that is most commonly produced from the Cortese grapes in this region.
So, if someone mentions ‘Cortese wine’ they are probably referring to Gavi wine, although Cortese grapes can also be used to produce Cortese dell'Alto Monferrato wines and may also be used in certain blends.
What is the difference between Gavi and Gavi di Gavi?
If a wine is labelled as Gavi di Gavi, it means that the vineyards that the Cortese grapes came from were located within the town of Gavi.
If a wine is labelled as Gavi, this means that the vineyards that the grapes came from are located either within the town of Gavi, or from surrounding villages in Piedmont.
Is Gavi dry or sweet?
Gavi is a dry, medium-bodied white wine with a fresh, crisp taste.