Places of interest19 October 2015

“Wine Guide of Italy” 2016 rewards Ligurian wines

Ligurian wine is improving its quality and winning more and more fans.

“Wine Guide of Italy” 2016 rewards Ligurian wines

Ligurian wine is improving its quality and winning more and more fans. "Wine Guide of Italy" ("Guida dei Vini d’Italia") every year presents the ranking, region by region, of Italian wines that achieve excellence by reaching the minimum mark of eighteen out of twenty. The 2016 edition witnessed, along the traditional and famous wines from Piedmont, Tuscany and Veneto, the increase of Ligurian cellars.

Two are the winners from Liguria, the Riviera Ligure di Ponente Pigato 2014 Cascina delle Terre Rosse of Finale Ligure and the Dolceacqua Rossese Bricco Arcagna 2013 Terre Bianche. Both wines won eighteen points and placed very closely to some national excellence, like Barolo from Piedmont, Trentino's Pinot and Traminer, and Tuscan Chianti.

Terre Rosse is nestled on more than four hectares of vineyards on the plateau of the Manie, between Finale and Noli, and it produces 30,000 bottles per year. The Terre Bianche company in Dolceacqua was founded in 1870 when Tommaso Rondelli decided to plant the first Rossese vineyards - a native grape of western Liguria - in an area called Terre Bianche.

Deborah Bellotti

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