Liguria

Liguria is a crescent shaped strip of land that extends from the border with France to the northern part of Tuscany and is one of Italy’s smallest regions. It is traversed by mountains (the Alps to the west and the Apennines to the east) and the entire territory faces the Ligurian Sea. Although geographically part of northern Italy, it enjoys a temperate climate due to the influence of the sea. Genoa, the main city, is on the dividing line between the Riviera di Ponente and Riviera di Levante. Mountains and steep hills make up 70% of the territory, and there are only two plains: the Albenga plain in the Riviera di Ponente and the Magra plain in the Riviera di Levante.

The vineyards are thus small and scattered, and they must compete for the limited available land with the region's flourishing flower growing industry, olive groves and vegetable gardens. They are situated on the typical terraced areas supported by characteristic little stone walls that descend gradually and slowly from the hills to the sea.

Ligurian wine production is mainly concentrated in the Magra plain in the province of La Spezia, the Cinque Terre and a good part of the westerly Ponente Riviera. Notwithstanding its limited volume of production, Ligurian wines, especially whites, are renowned for their elegance and freshness. The most renowned white wine is Vermentino, which is a very light, fresh, citrusy and slightly herbaceous wine. Pigato, Albarola, Bosco and Cinqueterre are other wonderful indigenous white wines. Liguria also produces red wines such as Rossese of Dolceacqua and Brachetto of Albenga. Lastly, Sciacchetrà is quite a rare, prestigious dessert wine made from Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino grapes.

Our Liguria producers

Lunae Bosoni
Ortonovo - La Spezia
Essentiae Lunae
Castelnuovo Magra - La Spezia
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