The Liguria region is located in northwest Italy, along the coast of the Ligurian Sea. The region has a mild Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters, and is known for its rugged terrain and steep hillsides. The vineyards are typically small and scattered throughout the region.
The most common grape variety in Liguria is the white Vermentino, which produces crisp and refreshing wines with notes of citrus and mineral. The region is also known for its production of Pigato, another white grape variety that produces aromatic and complex wines.
Liguria is also home to the rare red grape variety, Rossese di Dolceacqua, which produces light-bodied and fruity red wines with notes of cherry and spice. Another red grape variety found in the region is Ormeasco, which produces wines with a more tannic structure and flavors of blackberry and plum.
Ciliegiolo is a red grape variety that is native to Italy, and it is commonly found in the Liguria region. It is known for producing light-bodied, aromatic wines with notes of cherry, raspberry, and spice. Ciliegiolo is often used as a blending grape to add complexity and fruitiness to other Tuscan wines, such as Chianti, but it can also be bottled as a single varietal wine. In Liguria, it is often blended with other native grape varieties, such as Rossese and Barbera.