October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
Punta Crena has come to be one of the most reliable names in white wine here at KLWM. Every single year, whatever the challenges Mother Nature comes up with, we can count on the Ruffino family to deliver crisp, refreshing, delicious white wines from their stony terraces clinging to the cliffs above the Mediterranean along the Ligurian coast. There are few places more beautiful on earth, and this shines through in the glass. Our friends at Punta Crena have truly figured out how to bottle happiness. —Dixon Brooke
The vineyards of Punta Crena (which is named for a large promontory jutting into the sea at the edge of the village) are all within 1200 meters of the water and enjoy sea breezes that help keep the grapes healthy and happy. The Ruffino family are proud to work almost exclusively with local varietals, but they dont have much company. As a result, several of Punta Crenas wines are one of a kind: the Mataòssu and Cruvin are entirely unique, and the Barbarossa is the only one produced in Italy. They believe that their only job after the harvest is simply to avoid ruining their lovely fruit as it turns to wine. These are light, fun wines with no pretension.
There is so much contained in a glass of good wine, It is a gift of nature that tastes of man's foibles, his sense of the beautiful, his idealism and virtuosity.
Adventures on the Wine Route, pages 232