Favorita is a white wine grape from Piemonte.
It is the same grape as Vermentino and Pigato (Liguria).
Lime, Citrus Leaf, and Green Apple are typical Favorita flavors.
With delicate hints of Pine Nuts, Basil, and Minerals.
Favorita is a very dry, light-bodied, white wine with high acidity:
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Favorita is a very good Aperitif.
Favorita is a typical Fish Wine, with Pine Nuts and Basil Aromas.
It grows in Liguria, and it is an excellent pair to Ligurian Pesto.
Salads. Olive Oil. Tomatoes
Vegetables. Artichoke. Arugula. Asparagus.
Fennel. Pesto. Spinach. Zucchini.
Rich Seafood. Salmon. Halibut. Trout.
Calamari. Crab. Lobster.
Seafood Pasta. Spaghetti with Clams.
Italian/Japanese Fusion. Sushi. Tempura.
Fresh Cheeses. Mozzarella. Feta. Ricotta. Chèvre.
Spaghetti alle Vongole.
Linguine with Crab.
Fritto Misto di Mare.
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A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.
It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.
A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.
Remember to hold the glass by the stem!
Vermentino is a white wine grape from the island of Sardinia (Sardegna).
It is also well known on the Ligurian and Tuscan coast.
Italy stands for about 85% of the word production, and about 10% is produced in France (Provence and Corsica).
In Liguria it is called Pigato.
In Piemonte it is called Favorita.
In France it is called Rolle.
Vermentino wines are known for a refreshing acidity, nice aromas of Citrus, Green Apple, and delicate hints of Pine Nuts, Basil, and Minerals.
In Sardegna, Vermentino is the main white grape. It has its own appellation: Vermentino di Sardegna DOC, and the island's most famous wine is Vermentino di Gallura DOCG.
In Liguria, the Vermentino grape is called Pigato. It is the main grape in the wines from Colli di Luni DOC. The freshness and minerality of these wines reflects the Massa and Carrara marble mountains.
Colli di Luni (Hills of the Moon) is an Italian DOC located in both Liguria and Tuscany.
Along the coast, Vermentino vines are found in Bosco, Albarola, and in the amasing cliffside vineyards of Cinque Terre.
In Toscana, the climate is warmer than in Liguria, and the vineyards produce a richer Vermentino.
Winemaking techniques like skin contact and lees contact, together with barrel aging create a richer body with more complexity. Vermentino wines from Bolgheri (Bolgheri Vermentino DOC) is often compared with French Viognier.
In Piemonte, the Vermentino grape is called Favorita.
It grows primarily on the left bank of the Tanaro river in the Roero district near Alba.
Favorita wines are known for good acidity and intense Pear notes
Piemonte has been an important wine province since Roman times. The area is influenced both culturally and climatically by the Alps in the north, and the Ligurian coast in the south.
Nebbiolo (the power of the Barolo and Barbaresco) is the most famous grape of Piemonte, followed by the red grapes Barbera and Dolcetto.
For whites, Cortese and Arneis are the most popular grapes.
For dessert, the off-dry, sparkling Moscato d'Asti is the queen.
The most important wine regions are:
Piemonte has 17 DOCG regions: