Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2020 - Ramoino

Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2020 - Ramoino
Winery Ramoino
Region Liguria
Wine type White still
Classification Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC
Year 2020
Format 0.75
Alcohol 12.5%
Grapes 100% Pigato
Color Straw yellow with greenish reflections
Fragrance Wide and fruity with hints of peach
Flavor Soft and persistent with a typical and pleasant aftertaste of marine flavor
Pairing First and second courses based on sea fish. Excellent with pasta with pesto
Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC 2020 - Ramoino
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Traditional Ligurian wine

The Pigato wine is the symbol of Riviera wines, but its history is highly controversial.

The vine (the DNA is that of Vermentino) was probably brought to Italy by the Greeks (who, together with the Phoenicians, were great ambassadors of vines and other plants from the Middle East, Thessaly in the case of this vine) and spread throughout the Riviera around 1600. In 1830, the archpriest Francesco Gagliolo planted the first vine variety in Ortovero, but the wine was only put on sale by the winemaker Rodolfo Gaggino around 1950, at a price of 300 lire. A Christmas menu of the Anfossi family dating back to the late 1930s reports the term “Pigato”, possibly deriving from the “piche” (spots) caused by the sun on the grape. In short, a Vermentino which changes its vocation and differs depending on the soil, the exposure, the air. Because wines are like men, there are brothers with identical DNA, but a different character and temperament.

Cultivation in the lands of origin

Here at the Azienda Agricola Ramoino, we have chosen to grow our Pigato in the area of origin by acquiring vineyards in Ortovero and Valle Arroscia, to provide, through the I Tipici line, the history, the aromas, the flavours of a great wine which, year after year, conquers the palates of connoisseurs.

In a glass of straw-coloured Pigato Doc, with reflections reminiscent of the Ligurian sun, you can savour the peaches that made Ortovero famous, the flavour of the saltness which warms the grapes, a land made of clays, of freshness, of a summer to be spent with a glass in hand whilst enjoying the sea breeze.