Pigato is native to the western region of Riviera di Ponente especially the regions of Genoa, Imperia and Savona together with the Vermentino. The name “Pigato” is derived from a word “pighe” present in the Ligurian dialect, which means freckles. This is due to the fact that these grapes have skin which is speckled and blotchy. The Pigato berry is white, medium-large, spheroid with waxy, yellow-amber or green skin (depending on exposure).
The bunch is medium or medium-large, cylindrical or pyramidal, medium loose with a medium-large, pentagonal, five-lobed leaf and the vine prefers sunny and hilly terrain, close to the sea and has medium vigor and time of average maturity, good and regular production.
The Pigato grape variety produces a pale yellow wine with greenish hues, floral aromas and hints of minerality. The taste is dry, fruity, slightly bitter, smooth and harmonious.