Cinque Terre 2021, Cooperativa Cinque Terre

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This is a wine that is light and zippy, full of citrus, stone fruit, and sea mist. A blend of Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes, it is also made from fruit coming from all five villages along the coastal area of Liguria known as Cinque Terre. If you've seen the Disney movie Luca, then you've seen this beautiful part of the Italian peninsula. This wine is a natural pair with any and all seafood, as well as this part of Italy's famous sauce: pesto! There is a unique combination of fruit and herbs in this wine that is intriguing and delicious!

About the Winery

In 1973 Cooperativa Cinque Terre was formed. Their mission was to unite growers, protect biodiversity through viticulture and provide a voice for an underrepresented appellation on the rugged Ligurian Coast. Today the Cooperative has over 220 growers, many managing their own individual rows on drastic hillsides overlooking the Mediterranean. Gianfranco Vita, with his humble farmer demeanor, heads up winemaking and directs the growers in this picturesque territory. A native of Liguria who opted out of the more common local trade of fishing and settled into the mountain trade of grape growing.  

Categorized as heroic viticulture, harnessing this unique terroir consists of constructing stone terraces, using cogwheel trains for safe harvest and often trellising with mini pergolas.  Drenched in sea mist and sunshine the focus here is old native vines of Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino each of which contribute to an unforgettable coastal profile in the wines.