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We wait all year for when tomatoes are at their peak and the smell of basil fills the air. That intoxicating sweet basil aroma is the ultimate signal that summer has arrived. We then scramble to flavor as many dishes with basil as we can while it is at its peak: insalata caprese; sautéed summer squashes; pizza margherita; basil ice cream; and, of course, pesto!
Cinque Terre
The scenic Ligurian coast - the motherland of pesto.
Pesto calls for zippy and refreshing white wines with herb and pine-nut flavors. And wouldn't you know it, that's exactly the type of wine you'll find in the small coastal region of Liguria. Listed below are three superb Ligurian wines from the excellent Enoteca Bisson. Two are dry, refreshing and mineraly white wines which are ideal for fish and vegetable cookery and one is a delicious rosé that is actually vinified as a red wine. Stock up now!
Click here to buy now: 2010 Bisson Ciliegiolo Golfo del Tigullio Rosato $16.99

Ciliegiolo is a traditional red grape variety that is rarely seen. Remarkably, this is vinified as a red wine but Ciliegiolo has so little color that it is sold as
rosé. Aromatic, dry and refreshing this is pefect for warm weather sipping and is perfect for summer picnics and barbeque. 

Click here to buy now: 2009 Bisson Pigato Colline del Genovesato Bianco $20.99pigato 

 

Bisson's Pigato is quite limited in production as it is difficult to produce and even more difficult to find the "true" Pigato variety. It's a dry white wine of finesse and lemony aromatics that marries exceedingly well with fish and herbs found in traditional Lugurian cuisine.

 

Click here to buy now: 2009 Bisson Vermentino Vigna Intrigoso Golfo del Tigullio $24.99  

 

Vermentino, Liguria's dominant white grape variety, finds exquisite expression at the Bisson winery. Mint, mineral, and tea leaf flavors with great complexity, showing bright acidity, brilliant length, its strong minerality leavened by notes of citrus, almond, and licorice. This is the ultimate pesto wine! 

We do not recommend shipping ground during weather periods of extreme heat or cold. You can always store your orders in our temperature-controlled warehouse in San Francisco and have the wines shipped on demand. Various state laws restrict where we can ship. If you live in a state other than those listed below, please contact us about our shipping policies.

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Cheers,

Jesse Becker, MS
phone: 415-533-8486
jesse@pwmwine.com
twitter: @pwmwine
www.pwmwine.com

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