Love me in Liguria: Pigato Wine

Love me in Liguria: Pigato Wine

«A white wine, sensitive to the soil, with a thousand origins and a thousand shades. Enwrapped by the words of the sommelier, we slowly sip a glass of Pigato, the straw yellow reflections that mix with your shirt. We have just discovered that the name of this wine speciality comes from the Apulian “Pigau”, to stain; just like the the skin of the grapes is stained with reddish drops, so is your face now stained with happiness.“If you bring the glass near to you, you can smell the intense, fruity flavour” the sommelier explains, and almost can’t stop laughing seeing you clumsily holding the slim stem of the glass, trying to bring it to your nose, embarrassed. We have never been great connoisseurs of wine, you and I, yet when the aroma of wine reaches us in its fullness, the grasping of the floral hints, the almost citrus background, is as simple as tasting the soft flavour on our tongues. Surrounded by the vineyards of the Riviera di Ponente, everything is an adventure, everything is a discovery.»

Love me in Liguria, wine, tradition

Piggy vine, typical of the Ligurian Riviera of Ponente, the excellence of the areas of Imperia and Albenga, is the most famous white wine in Liguria. From the vineyards facing the sea, wines are produced with a notable Mediterranean, solar and unmistakable aroma, while from the vines of the hinterland, cultivated at an elevated altitude, a Pigate with a scented, elegant and fresh taste is born. The peculiarity of this vine is the strong sensitivity to the composition of the soils, which makes it unique and unique. Having sipping a good cup of Pigato and stopping to sniff it for a few moments you can recognize hints of wild flowers, white and yellow fruit. On the palate it has a solid structure, it is harmonious, fresh, with a slight almond aftertaste. The table is combined with sea menu and typical dishes of Ligurian cuisine such as pesto trainers. The older versions are well-balanced with delicious white meats or seasoned cheeses.