If you like Chablis then you will probably like Gavi. This wine is dry and crisp with aromas of apple and herbs. Shows lovely freshness and will work well against creamy sauces such as pasta Carbonara. Also good with fish.
Cortese is a white grape grown predominantly in Piedmont in north west Italy in the appellation of Gavi. Wines are clean and crisp and therefore Gavi is often compared to Chablis (though Gavi is slightly lighter in body). Wines have lots of acidity and lime and greengage character.
Gavi di Gavi is a famous white wine region in Piedmont in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The 1,200-hectare vineyard area surrounds the town of Gavi itself. Cortese, Piedmont’s finest white grape, is at the heart of Gavi di Gavi and is distinguished by its crisp, floral, peachy, aromatic qualities. The wines are best enjoyed young.
Cortese produces wines such as Gavi di Gavi that are light in body with good crisp acidity and restrained flavours so pair successfully with delicate fish and shellfish dishes. Could also be served with white meats in creamy sauce or creamy pasta dishes.