Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato doc
Among the white grape varieties, Cortese occupies a leading position in Piedmont. Cultivated mainly in the province of Asti, on the right hand side of the River Tanaro, and in the province of Alessandria, on the hill system that links Ovada and Acqui Terme with Nizza Monferrato. Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato is typically a dry, fresh and light white wine and sometimes has a greater structure, personality and elegance; it is also made in a sparkling version.
Pale straw yellow coloured, sometimes with greenish hues, it has a gentle yet persistent perfume with notes of flowers and fresh fruit; it has a dry, nicely acidic flavour, with a slightly bitterish base harmonised by a good level of taste.
Very good as an aperitif, it goes well with light meals, starters, risotto and delicate fish dishes.