Cortese is a white grape variety most famously associated with the crisp, lime-scented wines of Gavi. The variety is known for its bracing acidity and its ability to retain freshness even when grown in warm environments. Apple, peach and honeydew flavors are commonly associated with Cortese wine, with lime, almond and light herbal or grassy aromas.
Among the serving dishes it goes well with preparations based on fish and shellfish, for example grilled shrimp or squid, roasted lobster, steamed fish in general. It is also suitable to accompany non-spicy and soft cheeses.