Pigato [pee-GAH-toh]

Pigato is a white wine grape grown primarily in Italy's Liguria region. Pigato, whose name refers to its blotchy (oddly pigmented) skin, is thought to have originated in Greece. Pigato gives an accurate representation of the Ligurian landscape, with bouquets of wild flowers, minerals, olives, pine woods, and fresh sea air.

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