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SHELF TALKERS
Colle dei Bardellini
“LA TORRETTA” Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC
Liguria

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 name Pigato comes from the Latin “Picatum”, which refers to dark spots occuring in mature grapes. The wine is named after a small tower (“Torretta” in Italian) in the vineyard, which was used to observe enemy ships in ancient times.


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

Vineyard Location: La Torretta, Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC
Orientation: South west
Elevation: 350 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1985
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 5,000/Ha
Soil: Calcareous

Vinification
Maceration on the skins for 10 days. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18° C for 20 days, using selected yeasts followed by malolactic fermentation.

Aging Process
In stainless steel tanks of 30 Hl for 6 months, and further 3 months in the bottle.

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow color with greenish hues
Bouquet: On the nose it is intense and delicate with fresh notes of citrus fruits and typical hints of sage, rosmary and thyme
Flavor: Dry, elegant sip, with a nice balance between smoothness and acidity. Good structure and a very persistent finish
Pairings: Ideal with fish-based dishes, especially traditional fish recipes from Liguria, and vegetables. Perfect with pasta and minestrone with Genovese pesto sauce

Alcohol Content: 12.5 %
Residual Sugar: 0 g/L
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 4,000 bottles