This is a nice Ligurian primer. Especially the page on the cuisine of Liguria.

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Tasting notes by Laura and Antonio Basso, owners and winemakers of Durin Winery

Durin, Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vermentino (White) – $17.99
This is a dry white wine with a delicate nose, fresh and subtle, with herbs, wild flowers and honey flavors. Perfect with seafood appetizers, pastas, and risottos, vegetables, pesto and white fish.

Durin, Riviera Ligure di Ponente Pigato (White) – $17.99
Dry white wine. Straw-yellow colour with golden reflections. Intense fruity smell with distinct hints of yellow peach from which white ripen exotic fruits scents stand out blended with honey and natural resin. Dry yet soft to the taste, warm, full-bodied with smooth and extended aromatic hints.

Durin, Ormeasco di Pornassio Sciac-Trà (Rosé) – $17.99
Wine with a coral rose` color, made from 100% Ormeasco grapes, this is delicate, fruity aroma with notes of wild berry and cherry. The name “Sciac-tra`” is from the Ligurian dialect indicating that this wine is made with a traditional regional method of pressing the grapes and then removing the peels immediately. Pleasant, dry, harmonic, soft and light to the taste.

Durin, Colline Savonesi Granaccia (Red) – $17.99
Clear with an intense garnet red color; intense and persistant to the nose with fine wild berry notes. Dry, fresh and rich; full-bodied as well as tannic, with a slightly woody aftertaste. Intense bouquet with great round character. Perfect with mushroom dishes, roast chicken and game, light to medium cheeses. Best with 2 to 4 years aging.

Durin, Riviera Ligure di Ponente Rossese (Red) – $17.99
Light ruby red while intense, persistent fruity to the nose with scents of rose, berries, made from 100% Rossese grapes. Dry and rich to the taste but soft and warm, medium-bodied and lightly tannic. Excellent with pastas, risottos with meat sauces, veal, mushroom dishes, roasted game, fish soup stews. Best after one to two years of aging.

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