REGION: Piedmont, Italy
INFO: Whilst Piedmont is certainly known for producing big, powerful reds, it also has the climate to grow a wide variety of whites. The most famous of which is undoubtedly the Cortese which produces Gavi di Gavi. Gavi is a synonym for Cortese, named after the commune of Gavi, just to confuse things (similar to Montepulciano). In any event, it's a wonderful, light, floral and delicate wine with a little more persistence than you might expect. Goes well with a very wide range of food, or on its own.