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Colle dei Bardellini
Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC

Pigato is an indigenous varietal of Liguria di Ponente, the 75-miles shore between Savona and Ventimiglia. Relative of well-known Vermentino, Pigato is more full-bodied and aromatic than its famous cousin.

The maritime vein of this wine is remembered on the label, which depicts a leudo, a ship that historically transported wine and olive oil.

Owner: Merano family
Website: www.colledeibardellini.it
Winemaker: Giuseppe Caviola
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Pigato

Vineyard Location: Bardellini
Orientation: Southwest
Elevation: 985 ft
Vines Planted: 1980
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 3,238
Yield/Acre: 28 ql
Soil: Calcareous and schist soil, rich in magnesium and potassium

Fermentation at a controlled temperature for 10 days, using selected yeasts; inhibited malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
Six months in stainless steel and two months of bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow with greenish reflections
Bouquet: Fine and elegant with notes of flowers and aromatic herbs: sage, myrtle, rosemary and thyme. Revival of marine iodine in the nose.
Flavor: Dry, medium to full-bodied with enjoyable sapidity, persistent on the palate, mellow and dry finish. Clean after-taste.
Pairings: Roast fish with Ligurian olive oil; pesto sauce pasta; stuffed squids with pine nuts and olives; stock-fish with potatoes and rosemary.

Alcohol Content: 12%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 6,000 bottles