La Raia

Gavi Cortese

8.945 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Gavi, Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
Gavi
Top Notes For
Renaud Lesage

Fresh, light, citrusy, herbacious and slightly flowery. Everything I look for in a good aperitif-style wine including that sloght bitterness that let's you want more.

Fresh, light, citrusy, herbacious and slightly flowery. Everything I look for in a good aperitif-style wine including that sloght bitterness that let's you want more.

May 19th, 2016
Patrick Blondin Sommelier

Tout y est! Minéralité, droiture, longueur...

Tout y est! Minéralité, droiture, longueur...

Jul 24th, 2015
Tsuyoshi Enoki

Sake Specialist Hasegawa Sake Shop Tokyo

8.9

Bright pale lemon yellow with nuance of straw yellow.
Scent: lemon, lemongrass, grapefruits, limestone, minerals, salty, apple mint, start fruit, with hint of pineapple, Muscat and white chocolate.
Fruity vivid acid, light sweetness with good salty minerals.

Bright pale lemon yellow with nuance of straw yellow.
Scent: lemon, lemongrass, grapefruits, limestone, minerals, salty, apple mint, start fruit, with hint of pineapple, Muscat and white chocolate.
Fruity vivid acid, light sweetness with good salty minerals.

Mar 15th, 2015
Nicolas Bazinet

2013

Feb 20th, 2016
Evan Bloom

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Gavi and honestly forgot how much I’m taken by them! Nose is a little floral but somewhat closed, palate is mineral galore with prominent green apple overtones, lemon, with a tiny hint of maybe pineapple? Perfect with spicy prawns and sautéed whole trout. Delicious!

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Gavi and honestly forgot how much I’m taken by them! Nose is a little floral but somewhat closed, palate is mineral galore with prominent green apple overtones, lemon, with a tiny hint of maybe pineapple? Perfect with spicy prawns and sautéed whole trout. Delicious!

Oct 12th, 2020
Mandy R

Grass, stone, white flower. Nice and light, clean finish. Perfect for hot summer weather.

Grass, stone, white flower. Nice and light, clean finish. Perfect for hot summer weather.

Sep 15th, 2020
Bill Belanger

Apricots, full-bodied, great with pumpkin soup. If you love red wine, this is the white wine for you. The Cortese grape in the Gavi vineyards has high acidity, which gives it the full body. It is also well-priced for a Riserva wine.

Apricots, full-bodied, great with pumpkin soup. If you love red wine, this is the white wine for you. The Cortese grape in the Gavi vineyards has high acidity, which gives it the full body. It is also well-priced for a Riserva wine.

Oct 15th, 2019
Alan Doughty

Very rich, almost oily on the nose, packed full of tropical and stone fruit aromas intertwined with fennel and hay.. Richness carries through the palate with honyed flavors of fangerine, lemon, apple white tropical fruit. Long finish where the fruit stays til the end.

Very rich, almost oily on the nose, packed full of tropical and stone fruit aromas intertwined with fennel and hay.. Richness carries through the palate with honyed flavors of fangerine, lemon, apple white tropical fruit. Long finish where the fruit stays til the end.

Jun 13th, 2018
Adam Gäfvert

Fylligt med sälta och fullt av gula äpplen.

Fylligt med sälta och fullt av gula äpplen.

Sep 9th, 2017
Benjamin Hickey

Lively, fresh, light fruit.

Lively, fresh, light fruit.

Aug 28th, 2017