Liguria Wine

 

Liguria is a wine region located on the Mediterranean coast of Italy that spreads between the French border to Tuscany, sometimes referred to as the “Italian Riviera.” Though much of the scenery is indeed stunning, it’s also rocky and steep, creating quite the viticultural challenge. But despite this, wine has been produced here for many centuries, dating from the Etruscan and Roman era. The Medieval city of Genoa is the region’s capital. It was once a powerful republic in its own right, with its own colonies, from the 12th century till the early 19th century when the area came under French rule. After the Italian unification and World War II, a newly industrialized Liguria became a flourishing region of trade and tourism, with the port of Genoa as its biggest business asset. 
 
Vineyards are sprinkled throughout Liguria wherever conditions permit, some so remote they can only be reached by boat. Most of these are small boutique operations, dedicated to Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • Pigato

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  • Me, I'd base out of Liguria and do a road trip with a couple overnighters during it, in different towns, such as La Morra and Alba, depending on where I was planning to visit. Nice to get some visits arranged ahead of time, depending on how serious intended to get.Feeling more beachy during the summer, and want that ocean breeze.  ;-)The Lakes c... Read More

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  • From the Wiki:GrilloGrape (Vitis) Color of berry ... the province of La Spezia in Liguria where the grape is known as Rossese bianco.Wine regions[edit] Although this grape has had a long association with Marsala, in recent years it has become widely used in such DOC wines as:Monreale (province of Palermo)Alcamo (provinces of Palermo and Trapani... Read More

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  • Bisson Marea Cinque Terra 2010

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    made from a blend of several traditional local grape varieties: Bosco (60% of the blend), Vermentino (20%) and Albarola (20%). The vineyards that produce this wine are situated on south-facing slopes in the hamlet of Volastra in the town of Riomaggiore, the heart of the breathtaking Cinque Terre region. In this instance, Lugano opts to leave thi... Read More

    Wine review by eccezionale


  • Colle Dei Bardellini Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente 2011

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    A touch rubbery on the nose, with a classic hint of pencil eraser that I associate with Pigato. Hints of herbs, and slightly smoked fruits, lemons and pineapple add some complexity to the nose. In the mouth, there is an earthy minerality under rather rich fruit, with hints at grapefruit pith and under-ripe pineapple fruit. Pigato is often referr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tenuta Giuncheo Rossese di Dolceacqua Pian del Vescovo 2009

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    Tasted 03/15/2012Ruby - pigeon blood color not so dark, quite consistent. The nose is quite intense, red berries, currants and strawberries, withered violet, cloves and herbs, light balsamic note. The mouth is pretty fresh, quite tasty and soft, warm. In the mouth back notes of red fruits and violet that stretch all the way, not very long but ve... Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere


  • Massaretti Rossese 2009

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    The nose showed floral notes, peach preserves and hints of vanilla. On the palate it was smooth, with balanced acidity and flavors of lemon pith, peach and spice with a bitter note on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Terre Bianche Rossese Dolceacqua Rossese Dolceacqua 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Bjorn Ekelund


  • Cooperativa Agricoltura di Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà 1997

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    No written review

    Wine review by aintnowino


  • Di Majo Norante Aglianico IGT 2005

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    Wine review by drsint


  • Cooperativa Agricoltura di Riomaggiore Cinque Terre 2009

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    Wine review by ahay88


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