SIGN UP LOG IN

The largest wine encyclopedia in the world

22.810 Keywords • 48.322 Synonyms • 5.299 Translations • 7.907 Pronunciations • 152.217 Cross-references

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Liguria

Liguria (I)
Liguria (GB)
Liguria (ES)
Ligurie (F)
Ligúria (PO)

The region (Italian Liguria) is located in the northwest Italy and clings kidney-shaped to the Gulf of Genoa. The approximately 350-kilometer coast of the Riviera di Levante and Riviera di Ponente extends from the French border in the west to the northern edge of the Tuscany, The mostly rugged and stony land is difficult to cultivate. The capital Genoa was already in the antiquity a major port and in the Middle Ages Venice the second most important trading center for wine. Even the Greek historian Strabo (63 BC-28 AD) praised the Ligurian wine. The famous naturalist and philosopher Andrea Bacci (1521-1590) wrote exuberantly, "that the wines of Liguria could even make stones bloom" .

The vineyards cover about 1,500 hectares of vineyards. The steep, laboriously carved into the rock terraced Vineyards are mainly in the Arroscia Valley in the west and in the Miagra Valley in the southeast. The climate is Mediterranean and dry, protecting the Ligurian Alps and Apennines, which are more than 2,500 meters high, from cold winds and the sea storing the heat of the sun. Inland, it can be described as semi-continental. The reddish, calcareous soil occurring along the coast is very well suited for white wine varieties. There are more than a hundred for the most part autochthonous Grape varieties cultivated in often tiny quantities. One strives to reactivate them and prevent them from extinction.

The international varieties hardly play a role in the DOC regulations. The most important white wines are Albarola. Bianchetta genovese. Bosco. Lumassina, Moscato Bianco ( Muscat Blanc ) Pigato. Rossese Bianco di San Biagio. Ruzzese. Scimiscià. Trebbiano Toscano and Vermentino, The most important red wines are Ciliegiolo, Granaccia / Alicante ( Garnacha Tinta ), Massaretta ( Barsaglina ), Ormeasco ( Dolcetto ) Pollera Nera. Rossese di Campochiesa, Rossese di Dolceacqua ( Tibouren ) and Sangiovese, The four IGT areas (or IGP - the land wines) are Colline del Genovesato, Colline Savonesi, Liguria di Levante and Terrazze dell'Imperiese. The eight DOC wines are (there is no DOCG wine yet):

World's largest wine knowledge database, made with by our author Norbert Tischelmayer.

About the Glossary

Calendar EVENTS NEAR YOU

Privacy Notice: ×

Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.