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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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Pigato

  • Vermentino

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

  • Ciliegiolo

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Just think, DV... if Lynn was working in September I might have shown up at one ... Genoa, which is in nearby Liguria) with a wine glass.  Alas, that eventuality may eventually become an event, but not this year.  You and Terri will have a great time.Read up on the history of the area and the wines.  Italy is a very old place and its history se... Read More

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  • Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente Terre Ferme 2016


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • See that REST OF THE WORLD section includes the Canaries!I am ... Croatia, Liguria (northwestern Italy), Tasmania (Australia) Read More

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  • Cantine Lunae Bosoni Pigato Terreferme 2013


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    Wine review by invinoveritas78

  • Colle Dei Bardellini Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente 2011


    Combination of fresh fruit with lemons and gratefruit and dryness of a summer breeze Read More

    Wine review by amaise

  • Poggio Dei Gorleri Vermentino 2011


    Excellent, flavorful, crisp white wine - easy to drink. absolutely delicious. Read More

    Wine review by Michael Coratolo

  • 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


    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


    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

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