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2017 Cruvin

Punta Crena

If you want to get to know the Crovino grape, a red variety indigenous to the Ligurian coast that is today extinct save for a lonely hectare in cultivation by the Ruffino family at Punta Crena, then here is your chance. The hot, dry 2017 vintage concentrated the grapes such that Crovino’s unique characteristics are enhanced tenfold. Black pepper, sweet exotic spice, and smoky dark fruit are delivered with an intensity that makes its smooth, well-rounded structure come almost as a surprise. This, I daresay, is undoubtedly the best Crovino you’ve never tasted.

Anthony Lynch

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Crovino
Appellation: Colline Savonesi
Country: Italy
Region: Liguria
Producer: Punta Crena
Winemaker: Tommaso Ruffino & Family
Vineyard: 11 years, 32-41 years, 62-71 years, .8 ha
Soil: Sandy Gravel
Farming: Traditional
Alcohol: 13%

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About Liguria

map of Liguria

A long, crescent-shaped sliver of mountainous coastline ranging from the French border in the west to that of Tuscany in the east, Liguria is a region of unrivaled Mediterranean charm. This applies not only to its colorful seaside villages and carefree, welcoming people, but also to the wines it produces—crisp whites and light reds designed to be quaffed with locally caught seafood.

Viticulture has thrived along these coastal hillsides since Etruscan times. Ancient stone terraces line the steep slopes all along the Riviera, many abandoned while others still host olive trees, lemon trees, and of course, the vine. What Liguria lacks in acreage, it makes up for in diversity and originality: home to numerous indigenous grape varieties, it produces wines of infectious local character.

The hallmarks of Ligurian wines are fragrant aromatics and lively freshness. Whites from grapes like Vermentino and Pigato capture the pervasive flavors of wild herbs and citrus with a sea-breeze salinity, while the rare reds from Rossese, among others, have a brightness of flavor that allows them to complement dishes from the sea or land—served with a slight chill, of course.

While Kermit’s history in the region is relatively recent, Liguria has rapidly become one of his favorite places to visit. It’s hard to blame him—enjoying a crisp, perfumed white with a platter of fried sea critters on the Mediterranean is definitely not the worst part of the job.

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