Liguria is a narrow strip of land approximately 150 miles long. It hugs northwest coastal Italy, bordering France to the west and Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, and Tuscany to the north and east. Just a few miles from Côtes D’Azur, Nice, Monaco, Liguria is famous as for being the Italian extension of the Riviera. This region is also well known for its sun-dried tomatoes, pesto sauces, and salami. While some good wine is made here, production is relatively small in comparison to the rest of Italy, and consequently we get relatively little of it in America. Luckily, we found this wonderful wine made from the indigenous Ligurian grape, Mataossu. Mataòssu, which once reigned supreme in this zone, was gradually ripped out because it has such a difficult vegetative balanceGrown not too far from the capital city of Genoa, it is full of character and complexity. You will not be able to stop drinking it.
Vigneti A Prua | Colline Savonesi, Italy 2016
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- Vintage-year: 2016
- Sub-region: Colline Savonesi
- Region: Liguria
- Country: Italy
- Color: White
- Size: 750ml
- Price-range: $25-50
- Grape-variety: 100% Mataossu
Refreshing and invigorating on the nose. The palate is warm, sweet without being overbearing. The finish is long and pleasant.