|Gavi wine label contest during Di Gavi In Gavi festival|
Cortese (courteous) di Gavi is so much more than a wine and hopefully, you'll get currious enough to come over to Piedmont and taste it!
It comes from only one vine variety cultivated only in a tiny area of the Alessandria province, close to the Ligurian border. It is a white DOCG wine and a DOC for 40 years this year!
|Piedmont DOC & DOCG wine zones|
Gavi, the town
The Medieval fortress you can see below was rebuilt in the 17th century and it's inside that Di Gavi in Gavi will take place on Aug 31!
|The castle that became a fortress, click here for the story!|
Cortese di Gavi dates
- this wine production goes back to 1700 but
- the current wine making style dates back to 1876
- in 1974 it gained the DOC certification which we'll celebrate on Aug 31 at the Di Gavi in Gavi festival!
- in 1998 it became DOCG
Cortese di Gavi facts
It is a yellowish wine with greenish reflexes with a mild and fruity flavor.
3 varieties are produced: still (tranquillo), sparkling (frizzante) and spumante (foaming), and dry.
|Famous risotto with Gavi wine|
The Spumante version is served in flutes at 8C.
Now you know it Cortese di Gavi is a must-try wine, especially in the magic of its native hamlet in the Alessandria province where they pair it with chocolate :P