Cortese grape, that quite surely owes its name to the pleasantness of the wine (in Italian cortese means kind), is a local variety. In the 19° century it was widely cultivated in Oltrepò Pavese, once a province of the Piedmont region until the unification of Italy in 1859, subsequently passed over to Lombardy.

The real origin of this grape is unknown; we think that it spread over to Piedmont thanks to Carthusian cloisters, being first quoted in some 17° century documents.


Oltrepò Pavese Cortese DOC

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