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Cortese Piemonte DOC

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Tasting Notes

This entry-level Cortese is perfectly crisp, light white wine that is sure to please all tastes. Straw yellow in color, it presents a clean bouquet of fruity aromas of citrus and mineral notes. Light and zesty. Serve well chilled with light appetizers, seafood-based first courses, summer salads and white meat dishes.

The Cortese variety has been grown in the southeastern part of Piedmont for hundreds of years, and is mentioned in documents that date back to the beginning of the 17th Century. It has long been considered as Piedmont’s finest white variety and is often credited as introducing the world to Italian white wine. In recent decades it was usurped somewhat by other white wine varities such us Arneis and Moscato, but it is making a comeback, especially as the main varietal used in the Gavi DOCG appellation, Piedmont’s white crown jewel.

Winery

Castel Boglione

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Cortese

Orientation

East/Southeast

Altitude

200-400 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Calcareous clay

Type of Cultivation

Guyot

Vinification

Grapes are harvested in September then pressed gently and fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature.

Aging

6 months in stainless steel

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Total Production

12,000 bottles

Oenologist

Claudio Manera