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Neutral according to some, many sided according to others, the cortese is certainly the Piedmontese pop white par excellence. Originally from the province of Alessandria, today it is typical of lower Piedmont and in particular of Gavi DOCG. For a Piedmontese aperitif, it competes with Arneis, which is perhaps more complex, but no less satisfying. Straw-coloured with greenish reflections, it generally expresses simple notes of white flowers and delicate fruits, with hints of minerals and wild herbsFresh and sapid, with a contained structure - except in the versions that undergo some refinement on lees - it generally comes into contact with only steel and leaves a slightly almond-flavoured persistence. It is also excellent as a spumante base, both in prosecco style and classic method.

Cortese wines