Liguria – Home to A Host of Unsung Wines Part 2

Thinking a lot about Liguria as I am giving a presentation on the region next week at the Society of Wine Educators conference. Here is a recent post that I wrote.

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Yesterday’s post was very long so I put it into two different slots which I consider means two days of posting in my 30 day challenge.

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Liguria is mostly thought of for its white wines but there are a number of reds that are really worth getting to know, including Rossese di Dolceacqua. Likely of Greek origin, it is often grown on bush trained vines. Mostly seen in the Val Nervia and the Valle Verbone
Andrea Doria choose it as the holiday wine for his fleet and it was very much appreciated by Napoleon.

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Other reds that grow in Liguria include Garnaccia (Grenache), Ciliegiolo, and Ormeasco di Pornassio, Ormeasco is somewhat similar to Dolcetto. Difficult to pronounce perhaps but quite easy to drink.

Ormeasco.di.Pornassio-Evening.light on.our.vineyard

All of these lovely wines pair beautifully with great Ligurian cuisine. The region is known for it’s Trenette al Pesto, Trofie, Focaccia, Farinata, Torte alle erbe, Testaroli

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