DOC area for white and red wines in the Italian region of Liguria. The large zone The geographical coastal area is a section of the Italian Riviera on the Gulf of Genoa of the Ligurian Sea. It extends west of Genoa to the French border at Ventimiglia. The zone includes the largest western part with the provinces of Genoa (2 municipalities), Imperia (67 municipalities) and Savona (46 municipalities). If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be indicated followed by the name of the vineyard.
There are the five subzones of Albenganese with the municipalities of Alassio, Albenga, Andora, Arnasco, Casanova Lerrone, Castelbianco, Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Ceriale, Cisano sul Neva, Erli, Garlenda, Laigueglia, Nasino, Onzo, Ortovero, Stellanello, Testico, Vendone, Villanova d'Albenga and Zuccarello (Savona); Riviera dei Fiori (Imperia); Finalese with the municipalities of Balestrino, Boissano, Borghetto Santo Spirito, Borgio Verezzi, Calice Ligure, Finale Ligure, Giustenice, Loano, Magliolo, Noli, Orco Feglino, Pietra Ligure, Rialto, Spotorno, Toirano, Tovo San Giacomo and Vezzi Portio (Savona); Quiliano with the municipalities of Quiliano, Savona and Vado Ligure (Savona); Taggia with the municipalities of Badalucco, Carpasio, Castellaro, Ceriana, Molini di Triora, Montalto Ligure, Ospedaletti, Pompeiana, Riva Ligure, Sanremo, Santo Stefano al Mare, Taggia, Terzorio and Triora (Imperia).
The subzones are indicated on the label after the DOC designation Riviera Ligure di Ponente. When using the subzones, not all types of wine are available. In the subzone Quiliano only the Granaccia is produced and in the subzone Taggia only the Moscato. In the other subzones there are Pigato, Rossese and Vermentino. The pure wines are produced with a high percentage of the respective variety. These are the three white wines Moscato Bianco(Muscat Blanc) - also as Frizzante, Vendemmia tardiva and Passito (100%), Pigato - also as Superiore and Passito (95%) and Vermentino - also as Superiore and Passito (95%), as well as the two red wines Granaccia (Alicante = Garnacha Tinta) - also as Superiore and Passito (90%) and Rossese(Tibouren) - also as Passito (90%).