Gavi di Gavi (aka Cortese di Gavi) is a famous white wine DOCG zone in Piedmont, Italy. The 1,200-hectare vineyard area surrounds the city of Gavi itself.
Cortese is the grape behind the wines of Gavi di Gavi, and is distinguished by its crisp, floral, peachy, aromatic qualities. Its wines are best enjoyed young.
Piedmont’s most famous (and finest) white grape, Cortese has produced wines here since the 17th century. It only covers 1,500 hectares of the whole region, and is mostly found around the city of Alessandria and the Monferrato hills.
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