In The Glass: Pigato di Albenga – Ma Renè 2010

by  |  25-10-2011

We walked in to Biondivino and said, “We need a white wine to go with paella!” Off the top of her head, the owner, Ceri said, “Pigato di Albenga” and as we found out the next day, it was a solid choice. This white has been grown in the area of Liguria for 2,000+ years and is a wine perfectly paired with seafood, which you find in great abundance in a paella. For those unfamiliar with Liguria, there is just a wee bit of sea there to put it mildly. Naturally, they would probably have it with risotto instead of paella, but the effect is the same. With 13% alcohol, the wine has a rather mellow nose, complex in flavors, yet simple in overall qualities and light. The real treat comes in the body though which is meaty and thick. This isn’t a light white and can indeed stand up […]
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