2017 Bodega Mariposa Clarksburg Cortese
This bright, fresh wine offers notes of citrus, yellow apple, white peach, banana and cinnamon.
Country: United States
Brand: Bodega Mariposa
Varietal: Other White
Item #: 44325
About This Wine:
Cortese is a white variety that is most famous for its role in the crisp, lime-scented wines of Gavi. It’s known for its bracingly high acidity and its ability to retain freshness.
Cortese has been grown in the southeastern part of Piedmont for hundreds of years. You’ll find it mentioned in documents that date back to the beginning of the 17th century. Many people consider it to be Piedmont's finest white variety, and it’s often given credit for introducing the world to Italian white wine.
Cortese has found a welcoming second home in California’s Clarksburg appellation. About 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento, Clarksburg is home to some of California’s premiere wine grapes, with more than 35 varietals planted. There, Cortese is somewhat reminiscent of Pinot Blanc. The 2017 Bodega Mariposa Cortese is bright, fresh and a joy to drink.