Cortese grape variety grown on the hills of the municipality
of Gavi (in the province of Alessandria) produces a wine which
can boast the subappellation "del Comune di Gavi".
vineyards are positioned 250-300 metres above sea level on
soils that are mainly sandy-marl: deep marls alternating with
layers of sandstone the colours of these soils range from light
brown to light.
is soft, and the clear, free run must ferments at a
temperature of 16-17 °C for about ten days. No malolactic
fermentation takes place, in order to maintain a slightly acidic
vein After a short period of bottle ageing, the wine is ready at
the beginning of the new year.