Portofino, Genova

Bisson

Ü Pastine Portofino Bianchetta Genovese 2020

Tasted with marvelous branzino with fresh herb and tomato “spring caponata,” this wine was an ideal embodiment in a glass of the “macchia,” the Italian version of the Rhône’s “garrigue.” Bright pear, apple, lemon and yellow plum with an underlying steely minerality and wonderful sensations of hay and salt air-tinged brush. Surprisingly juicy but also lean, it’s an ideal wine for fish — a month ago

Ira, Tom and 2 others liked this

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brancato Rosato di Toscana Sangiovese 2018

Posting this for Mari, she thinks it’s delicious. We had it at Portofino in Chicago! — 3 years ago

Caraccioli Cellars

Sparkling Brut Cuvée Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

Drinking in an alley of Genova, with pansotti. Couldn’t be better — 4 years ago

Umberto Briganti

Amaro-Camatti Liqueur

Hey Babe, take a walk in the wild side. — a month ago

Sharon, Peter and 4 others liked this

Bisson

Portofino Rosé Ciliegiolo 2020

Beautiful deep rose- floral and nice — 2 months ago

Oakville Ranch

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Actually just off the coast of Portofino on Crystal Serenity on our way to Rome. Enjoyed this with prime rib tonight. — 3 years ago

Robert and Billy liked this

Gaja

Rossj - Bass Langhe Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cool blend that we found in a wine shop in Portofino, Italy — 5 years ago

Stocco

Pinot Grigio

A nice accompaniment to the grilled calamari for lunch at Delfino in Portofino — 24 days ago

Farzina, Debra and 1 other liked this

Bisson

L'Antico Portofino Çimixà 2017

This is a wine of intense subtlety. Deep golden color and tight, but medium acidity. The notes are complex and many, but they are not obvious. Starts with strong saline and brine. Then moves to mineral and stone, with underlying green apple, slight zest, and some minimal tropical notes. It packs a punch and requires a long time on the palate to fully open up and appreciate.

Jill says it tastes like lake water, but I disagree.
— 2 months ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

La Cappelletta

Portofino Vermentino 2017

In a field of gorgeous Italian whites, this was a star. Lime zest, sea spray, white peach, yellow plum, apricot, honeysuckle, rosemary, sweet basil, on a medium plus body with medium plus acid and a long satisfying, lip-smacking finish — 4 years ago

Matt liked this