The name comes from “pighe” : the dark spots that appear on the ripe berries. The first reliable attestations of the presence of the Pigato in Liguria date back to ‘800 Century. Today it is cultivated in the provinces of Savona and Imperia.
medium, compact, conical, sometimes winged. The berries are medium sized, golden-yellow color, quite thick skin.Maturation is normally in September.
in white. Pigato gives dry, straw-yellow color wines, also with golden notes. Ample, fruity bouquet. In the mouth it has the fruity taste of yellow peach, sage and honey. It is smooth and of medium structure. Some winemakers create great Passito wines from Pigato.
DOC Riviera Ligure di Ponente