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Type of wine: Crisp, dry, light-bodied white.
Origin: Hills of southeastern Piemonte, where it is better known as CORTESE DI GAVI or simply GAVI.
Description: A pale yellow color and lemon and flint aromas are indicators of the crisp, dry flavors which follow. Light in body, Cortese is bracingly refreshing, with a long finish.
Aging: Don't do it! Cortese should be drunk young and racy.
Best location: Warm days, cool nights.
FastFoodFacts: The quintessential seafood wine: raw oysters, steamed crab or
lobster, shrimp scampi. Try with sushi or Vietnamese cuisine, as well. Likes garlic.
Recipes paired with Cortese
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