Top 100 red wines of Ligurie

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Ligurie as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular in Ligurie and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Ligurie

Liguria is a thin, crescent-shaped coastal region in northwestern Italy, stretching 250 km along the Mediterranean Sea from the border with southern France in the west to the port city of La Spezia in the east. Tuscany Lies beyond the latter, while the region's Central city, Genoa, is about 70 km southeast of Asti and Barolo (and even less so of Piedmont, parts of which run along the northern border of Liguria). Known as the Italian Riviera, this thin, beautiful strip of rugged land with a Mediterranean Climate and poor, stony soils is dominated by steeply sloping hills that fall almost directly into the sea. These steep elevations make Grape growing a challenge, resulting in scattered vineyards (some of which can only be reached by boat) with limited production.

In some areas, the slopes are so steep that the land must be cultivated by hand. Further inland, the slopes are at slightly lower altitudes, and the vineyards are densely and compactly planted; viticulture plays an essential role in preventing soil erosion and landslides. Despite this difficult environment, vines have been grown in this area for over 25 centuries, since their introduction by the Etruscans and Greeks. Later, in Roman times, the most famous area to emerge was the now exceptionally picturesque Cinque Terre (Five Lands), which has a DOC/DOP at the eastern end of the region, towards La Spezia.

Discover the grape variety: Touriga nacional

Most certainly Portuguese, not to be confused with the Touriga Franca also of the same origin. In Portugal, where it is widely cultivated, it is used to produce, among other things, the famous red Porto. It is also found in Uzbekistan, Australia, South Africa, Cyprus, Spain, etc... very little known in France, although it is listed in the Official Catalogue of A1 vines.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Ligurie

red wines from the region of Ligurie go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of beef african style, saddle of lamb with herbs or veal blanquette burger.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Ligurie

On the nose in the region of Ligurie often reveals types of flavors of cherry, pepper or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of dried fruit, floral or oak. In the mouth in the region of Ligurie is a powerful.

News from the vineyard of Ligurie

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Chardonnay

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Chardonnay, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bourgogne ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Saint-Gengoux-Le-National

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Saint-Gengoux-Le-National, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitte ...

Berry Bros & Rudd cuts packaging with capsule-free wine

UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd said it will start selling capsule-free wine this month, beginning with its ‘Own Selection’ Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019, produced for the company by Château La Nerthe. The fine wine and spirits merchant said it also planned to remove capsules from other Own Selection products in a phased initiative that aims to reduce packaging, preserve materials and avoid waste. While some wines for longer-term ageing are considered to benefit from capsules, Berry Bros & ...