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Marchese Luca Spinola

White wine 2008 Gavi DOCG di Gavi, Piedmont, Italy

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 12.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Variety: Cortese.
Registration number : #ASp-G-L.01/09

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 30 June, 2009

DOCG area (also Cortese di Gavi or Gavi di Gavi) for white wine in the Italian region of Piedmont. The vineyards extend over 1,500 hectares. The zone covers in its entirety the municipalities of Bosio, Carrosio, Gavi, Parodi Ligure, San Cristoforo and Tassarolo, as well as parts of Capriata d'Orba, Francavilla Bisio, Novi Ligure, Pasturana and Serravalle Scrivia in the province of Alessandria. Other possible geographical indications are Costa Santo Stefano and Capanne di Marcarolo (Bosio), Monterotondo, Pratolungo and Rovereto (Gavi), and Cadepiaggio and Tramontana (Parodi Ligure). If the grapes come from classified vineyards, (only for still wine) Vigna can be...

The white grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Bianca Fernanda, Corteis, Cortese Bianca, Cortese Bianco, Cortese d'Asti, Cortese dell'Astigliano, Courteis, Courteisa, Courtesia, Fernanda Bianca and Raverusto. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The early ripening, high-yielding vine produces acidic, fruity wines with citrus aromas. It is also used as a table grape. The variety was first mentioned in 1614 in an inventory of Castel Monferrato in the Piedmontese province of Alessandria. Today it is cultivated in the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Novara in Piedmont, where it is authorised in the DOC/DOCG wines Cortese...

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