Top 100 sparkling wines of Ligurie

Discover the top 100 best sparkling wines of Ligurie as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the sparkling 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.

News from the vineyard of Ligurie

An overview of Mâcon plus a geographical denomination appellation

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to a survey of this vineyard where the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation are produced. A unique journey to discover this region where the Romanesque churches punctuate the landscape and are the witnesses of the link between the vines and Christiannity. Cluny is the gatekeeper. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneWines/​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vin ...

Join Decanter for our first Decanter at Home event

Taking place over a month, between the 11 December and the 10 January, the unique Decanter at Home online event provides the perfect opportunity to sample a range of fine wines and access a series of curated videos from leading winemakers and experts at a time that suits you.  A limited number of tickets are available for six world-class wine tasting masterclasses, including Bordeaux’s Château Angelus and Burgundy’s Bonneau du Martray, as well as general non-tasting tickets unlocking ...