The most famous Wine of Cinque Terre
Liguria boasts an abundance of stunning Landscapes hung betweeen sea and mountains: this bounty includes the unique centres of Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia and Monterosso, a.k.a the Cinque Terre.
Vineyards presided the area back in the 3rd century B.C.: wine was one of the protagonist of bartering, which was the main pivot of local economy. Vine growing evolved through time, inyerwining its destiny to sea, rocks, wind and sun. This is the habitat of Sciacchetrà, the most precious wine from the Cinque Terre.
The name derives from “shekar” a term used once in Palestine to describe fermented drinks. Today the nectar is a selection of the best local grapes: Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino.
Grapes dry out for nearly 50 days and are vinified afer November1st. Sciacchetrà has been produced in limitied quantity: a rare treat to ben enjoyed in special occasions such as a wedding. A perfect match for aged, pungent cheese, they suit the cravings of those with a sweet touch. Try it with shortcrust pastry enriched with baking spices, candied fruits and dried fruits.
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