Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pig out on pigato.

Another recommendation by cheese genius, Sebastian Robin Craig at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. Durin, Pigato (the grape), Riviera Ligure di Ponente (the region), 2006, $20.00. Sebastian warned me that this one would take a bit to time open up, and he was right.

I decanted this wine and put it in the fridge for 2 hours. It really did open up nicely. The acid, though still tame, revealed itself, but mostly there was just lots of that classic juicy pear quality that I find in so many Italian white wines. Drink up!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My husband is from Torino, but we live in Seattle. When we are in Italy we drive to the Riviera for lunch just to have seafood and that wonderful golden nectar PIGATO. This year we are flying into Nice to be closer to the Italian Riviera and our favorite resaurant in Levanto. I can't wait for that bottle of, not white, but golden wine.