Gavi / Cortese di Gavi DOCG

Gavi, Cortese di Gavi See Piemonte (Monferrato area) map, ref #1
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1974; became a DOCG in 1998
Vineyard Area: 1,460 ha / 3,606 acres (2014)
Production: 100,700 hl / 1,119,000 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Cortese
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): 100% Cortese
  • Riserva (Bianco)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): 100% Cortese
  • Riserva Spumante Metodo Classico (WhSp): 100% Cortese

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco and Spumante; 11.0% for Riserva and Riserva Spumante Metodo Classico
  • Aging: For Bianco Riserva, minimum 1 year, including 6 months in bottle (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Riserva Spumante Metodo Classico, minimum 2 years, including 18 months on the lees (ERD = October 15, V+2);

Last Disciplinare Modification: 03/07/2014