More Winemakers from Liguria

    • "Majé" Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2019

      “Majé" Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2019

      The grapes for the Majé mainly come from the Garaxin hill above the village of Pogli at an altitude of about 250 m. The vineyard is terraced and stone walled (called Majé in Ligurian dialect) and the clayey soil is rich in fossil micro- and macrofauna. Bright straw yellow with greenish reflections. Intense yet delicate bouquet of flowers, yellow peach and notes of aromatic Mediterranean maquis. Majé is characterised by elegance, freshness and a wonderful minerality. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pigato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 7 months stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      08010119 · 0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,45 €
    • "Bansigu" Rosso Colline Savonesi IGT 2019

      “Bansigu” Rosso Colline Savonesi IGT 2019

      Bansigu in Ligurian dialect means drive, verve and could not describe the character of this lively, typically Mediterranean red. It is mainly pressed from Granaccia, an autochthonous vine which, together with Rossese, Barbera and Cinsault, ensures great juiciness and freshness. Bright cherry red with ruby reflections. Intense and fascinating nose with notes of dog rose, strawberries, plums and raspberries. In the drink it is lively and light with a very interesting arc of tension, in the final it is fruity with invigorating acidity and a salty Mediterranean vein. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 70% Rossese, 30% Barbera, Cinsault And Others
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 70 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      08012119 · 0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,45 €
    • Vermentino Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2019

      Vermentino Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2019

      The grapes for this pure Vermentino come from three small terraces of the Garaxin vineyard, surrounded by stone walls. The soils are mainly composed of calcareous marine rock and are rich in micro- and macrofossil fauna. Around the vineyards grow woods and Mediterranean shrubs, which are essential for softening the hot and dry, very windy climate. Bright and bright straw yellow in colour, the bouquet is fine and delicate with notes of lemon peel, cereals and aromatic herbs of the Mediterranean maquis. In the strong drink very spicy and typical of the grape variety with a touch of sea salt and dried herbs. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Vermentino
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,20
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      08010419 · 0,75 l · 28,47 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,35 €
    • "Le Russeghine" Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2019

      “Le Russeghine” Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2019

      The grapes come mainly from the historic Russeghine vineyard above the town of Ranzo Borgo. The Pigato is particularly deep and mineral here, due to the exceptional terroir and long ageing on the fine lees. Bright straw yellow with light green reflections. Fragrant nose of herbs, yellow fruit and traces of pine resin. Full and persistent taste with beautiful spiciness and aromas of citrus and almond, and finally that beguiling, deep minerality. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pigato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 8 months stainless steel/wood barrel on fine yeast
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      08010319 · 0,75 l · 29,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,32 €
    • "Pulin" Rosso Colline Savonesi IGT 2018

      “Pulin” Rosso Colline Savonesi IGT 2018

      Pulin is the result of the rediscovery of the Granaccia vine, one of the most valuable in the small wine region of Liguria, which was almost extinct. The wines, which are produced in absolutely small quantities, have an excellent structure, Mediterranean radiance and a remarkable ageing potential. Intense and concentrated cherry red, Mediterranean bouquet of red fruits such as strawberry tree, blackberry, wild strawberries, in addition to fine hints of sweet spices and tobacco. On the palate then very harmonious with elegant, polished tannins and a very long and spicy finish. An impressive red of great complexity, elegance and finesse, here all components are impressively perfectly matched. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Grape Variety: Granaccia, Syrah, Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 13 months small oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 70 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      08012218 · 0,75 l · 45,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      34,02 €
    • "u Baccan" Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2018

      “u Baccan” Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2018

      The Pigato grape has a great potential for ageing and ripening, especially in Liguria. U Baccan (Ligurian: the head) comes mainly from vines of the Russeghine vineyard, which are over 50 years old, produce a very low yield and give it an enormous complexity. Intense straw yellow with bright golden-green reflections. Impressive purity on the nose with beguiling hints of sage, thyme, peach, mango, cedar bark, acacia honey and silica. The palate is enveloping, balsamic and mineral, in the long, vibrating final then a hint of salty almond and candied citrus fruit. A Pigato in a class of its own in the finest Riserva quality. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pigato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months wooden barrel on the fine yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      08010218 · 0,75 l · 49,25 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      36,94 €
    About the region
    Liguria
     

    The vineyards are held together by narrow stone walls, and one should not lose one's balance high above the surf. Liguria's breathtaking nature and dizzying steep slopes will amaze wine lovers. In one of the smallest wine regions of Italy, narrow, winding valleys meet steep hills and mountains reflected in the deep blue Ligurian sea. The arch-shaped region, open to the south, is located in northwest Italy, below the Piedmont. In the east, Liguria borders on Tuscany and extends in the western part to the French border.

    Winegrowing on the Ligurian coast means hard work.

    Manual labor and hauling loads are the norm here. The landscape is characterized by hills and mountains, in many places the mountains literally plunge into the sea. Due to the difficult growing conditions, cultivation is often only possible on dry stone terraces, which have to be laboriously built on mountain slopes. Wine cultivation extends along the 346 km long coastal strip, from Ventimiglia to La Spezia. Vines are cultivated at an altitude of 200 to 300 meters above sea level, both near the sea and inland. They are cultivated in the traditional way, by hand and without the use of machinery.

    Liguria's viticultural tradition dates back to ancient times.

    Thanks to its manageable size, the region was largely spared from the strong trend of mass production in the 1960s. However, the very laborious cultivation of the terraced landscape in the last decades led to the fact that many winegrowers were forced to give up their profession. The area under vines was drastically reduced and the unique repertoire of native grape varieties threatened to disappear. Over the last fifty years, the tenacity of some winegrowers has paid off and the cultivation of local grape varieties has grown steadily. The calcareous reddish soil along the coast is ideal for the cultivation of white grape varieties, which today make up the majority of the total production. The Ligurian Alps and Apennines in the northeast, which are over 2,500 meters high, protect from cold winds and the adjacent Mediterranean Sea stores the heat of the sun during the day. The climate is largely warm and Mediterranean, so that even lemon and orange trees bloom in the Gulf of Genoa.

    Albarola, Vermentino, Lumassina and Pigato.

    They are the most famous white wine varieties in Liguria. The latter produces, especially at Albenga, strong, tasty white wines with an intense bouquet and a remarkable spiciness. The fact that we can enjoy excellent Pigato wines today is thanks to a handful of independent winegrowers - including Riccardo Bruna - who from the very beginning placed the potential of this expressive grape variety in the foreground. While the central and eastern areas of Liguria concentrate on white wine production, the western part of the region, the Riviera Ponente, presses drinkable red wines from the grape varieties Rossese, Dolcetto (also called Ormeasco), Granaccia, Polera Nera and Sangiovese.

    The fact that Ligurian wines find their way abroad is the absolute exception.

    The DOC wine production of 46,000 hectoliters is barely enough to quench the thirst of locals and tourists. Nearly 4,000 winegrowers share the cultivated area of about 1,530 hectares, where over 100 different grape varieties are cultivated, often in tiny quantities. Eight protected designations of origin and four geographical indications account for almost 90% of the total production. There are virtually no contiguous vineyards and most of the vineyards are less than one hectare in size. The Ligurian wine industry is therefore mainly made up of small wineries, whose quest for the best quality also makes a significant contribution to the preservation of this unique territory as a cultural and environmental heritage. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: Genoa
    • Provinces: Imperia, Savona, Genova, La Spezia
    • Vineyard area: 1,535 hectares
    • Total production/year: about 46,000 hl
    • thereof red & rosé wine: 35%
    • thereof white wine: 65%
    • Share in Italian viticulture: 0.2%

    53% of Liguria's vineyards are 8 DOC:

    • Cinque Terre DOC (Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà)
    • Colli di Luni DOC
    • Colline di Levanto DOC
    • Golfo del Tigullio-Portofino DOC (Portofino)
    • Ormeasco di Pornassio DOC (Pornassio)
    • Riviera ligure di Ponente DOC
    • Rossese di Dolceacqua DOC
    • Val Polcèvera DOC