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2018 Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vermentino “Vigneto Isasco”

Punta Crena

There’s not much to complain about during winter in the Bay Area, but even on a sunny 59-degree day I occasionally catch myself daydreaming of the balmy scent of a warm Mediterranean breeze. Uncorking a bianco from Punta Crena always gets the job done, and the first fragrant whiff of juicy lemon, dried herbs of the Ligurian brush, and sea spray is enough to eradicate the mild discomfort of being slightly underdressed on an unseasonably warm winter evening. They say wine is liquid sunshine, so why not choose the radiant sunshine from the Mediterranean coast, courtesy of this lively Vermentino.

Anthony Lynch

$30.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Vermentino
Appellation: Riviera Ligure di Ponente
Country: Italy
Region: Liguria
Producer: Punta Crena
Winemaker: Tommaso Ruffino & Family
Vineyard: 16 - 31 years, 1.5 ha
Soil: Red Clay, Gravel
Aging: Wines spend four months on the lees
Farming: Traditional
Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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