Almost fifty years in business, roughly one hundred members and over one hundred and fifty hectares under vine in prime areas of the appellation, explain why this co-operative, based in the heart of the Gavi district, produces some of the most exemplary wines of the area.
Cortese can be a fickle variety and unless yields are reigned in, wines can be lean and very high in acid. Coaxing Cortese to produce a structured wine with character and regionality can prove too much of a challenge for many producers, but with winemaker Andrea Pancotti and consultant Mario Redoglia, that challenge has been met. Huge credit must also go to efficient and passionate co-op in marshalling all the disparate growers into a coherent whole. The consistancy of these wines is also a fundamental asset for the co-op; stunning white wines that are of extremely good quality every year, offering versatility and fantastic value.