LIGURIA

GENERAL FACTS:

 

● Location: The western coastal strip

65% white

35% red

● 1.500 hectares of vineyards

 

● Number of DOCG wines: 0 / DOC wines: 8

 

● Most characteristic native grapes:

Rossese (red)

Pigato (white)

 

● Uniqueness: 

Whites are more than half of the production and can be defined by being crispy and saline. The reds tend to be refreshingly herbal and light in structure. 

 

● Fun facts:

Liguria is a place for "heroic" viticulture. Many a vineyard is steep and on terraces and at times requires a cablecar system to collect the grapes from the hills.

ITALIAN WINE INSTITUTE
VIA DEI RENAI 21R
50125 FIRENZE, ITALY
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