Punta Crena Pigato Vigneto Ca Da Rena 2018
Punta Crena, on Italy’s Ligurian coast, makes bottlings from both Vermentino and its freckled twin, Pigato. Even though the domaine vinifies these clonal variants the same way—aging them on their lees for four months—they emerge as distinct wines in the bottle. This impeccable Pigato is more aromatic and slightly richer, with more texture. Still, it is supremely crisp and mineral: an ideal representation of this coastal region and perfect for ocean fare.
About The Producer
The vineyards of Punta Crena (which is named for a large promontory jutting into the sea at the edge of the village) are all within 1200 meters of the water and enjoy sea breezes that help keep the grapes healthy and happy. The Ruffino family are proud to work almost exclusively with local varietals, but they dont have much company. As a result, several of Punta Crenas wines are one of a kind: the Mataòssu and Cruvin are entirely unique, and the Barbarossa is the only one produced in Italy. They believe that their only job after the harvest is simply to avoid ruining their lovely fruit as it turns to wine. These are light, fun wines with no pretension.