Gavi is a small town producing wine in the Alto Monferrato, a zone situated in the southern part of the province of Alessandria in Piedmont. A total of 59 communes are involved in its output in a district that is predominantly hilly. Acqui, Ovada and Gavi are the best-known communities in its production zone. Gavi is made exclusively from Cortese grapes and is a crisp, white wine. It received its Denominazione di Origine Controllata in 1974. (DOC). Gavi dei Gavi, made the La Scolca, is a very fashionable wine.