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WINERY: Azienda Agricola Durin
WINEMAKER: Antonio Basso
REGION: ITALY • Liguria • Ortovero
APPELLATION: Riveria Ligure di Ponente DOC
BLEND: 100% Pigato
VINEYARDS: Estate-owned vineyards are found across both terraced
hillsides above the Mediterranean coast and flatter lands near the town of
Ortovero. Soils pre-dominantely sandy, with limestone.
AGE OF VINES: 50 years, on average
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; cold macerated for 24 to
48 hours. Pressed then fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled tanks. Aged in tank for one year.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of white peaches, honey, wildflowers.
Flavors of citrus, white pepper, fresh almonds, stone fruits.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled seafood; garlicky sauces (such as pesto);
roasted chicken or pork
NOTES: Originally from Greece, the Pigato grape made its way to Liguria in
the 1600s, and is believed to be a cousin of Vermentino.