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Castelletto Cortese

Castelletto Cortese Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: This Cortese is clean and well balanced with citrus nuances, a refreshing mineral quality, and the lightest touch of oak. It is a wonderful match with seafood pastas, such as Linguine alle Vongole, Fettuccine all’Alfredo with Shrimp, and almost any grilled fish. It also matches well with Lemon and Rosemary Chicken, and Baked Brie with Honey Glaze.

Varietal Definition
Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘Gavi’. The resulting wine can be described as typically Italian, with high acidity, neutral flavor and delicate aromas. Although the wines are rarely of exceptional quality, they command a relatively high price because of Piedmont's esteemed location as a viticultural region. A few dedicated Italian producers have planted the grape in California, but its acreage is miniscule.


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