Wine Grapes Database - Quattrocalici

The Cortese Grape Variety

    The Cortese grape is a white berry variety and is mostly grown in Piedmont region(s). The Cortese grapes are also widely present in a bigger area which includes Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Sardinia regions as well. The Cortese grape belongs to the Local varieties group. The wine made from the Cortese grapes is straw yellow and its taste is basically fresh, round, mineral, light bodied, fruity.

    Cortese grape

    Cortese Variety main information

      Berry colorwhite berry
      Vine categoryLocal varieties
      Registration year1970
      Authorized regionsLombardy, Sardinia
      Regions under observationBasilicata
      Recommended provinces
      Recommended regionsPiedmont

      Cortese ampelographic description

      Leaf descriptors

      medium, small sized, pentagonal shape, with five, seven lobes.

      Grape descriptors

      loose, medium, conical, funnel-shaped, with 1 wing(s).

      Berry descriptors

      medium, big, ellipsoid shape, thin, medium bloom and with green-yellow skin.

      Cortese Wine Features

      The wine obtained from the Cortese grapes has straw yellow colour. Its taste is fresh, round, mineral, light bodied, fruity.