White grape variety, principally cultivated in the South East region of Piemonte in the provinces of Alessandria and Asti. Cortese is the predominant grape of the DOC wines; Cortese dell'Alto Monferrato, Colli Tortonesi and Cortese di Gavi, with its most prestigious wine being 'Gavi'. This wine is said to combine exquisitely with local seafood caught from the Ligurian coast, fantastic examples are exported worldwide.

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