Grape: 100% Rossese di Dolceacqua. Region: Italy> Northern Italy> Liguria> San Biagio della Cima. Notes: Female winemaker, indigenous yeast, stainless steel, very old vines, organic.
Description: The Rossese di Dolceacqua DOC was created in 1972, until then all the wine produced in the area was consumed locally, unbottled. The Rossese varietal is genetically related to Tibouren, a grape grown in Southern France, and it is still unclear in which region it originated. Giovanna Maccario is the daughter of one the pioneers of Rossese viticulture in Western Liguria. Located in the township of San Biagio della Cima, in the heart of the Dolceacqua district, nestled in-between two steep valleys that lead to the Ligurian Sea, just a couple of miles away. Lovely ruby color with garnet reflections with a very clear center. Aromas of mountain berries, green shrubs, and clay. On the palate, good firm tannin that is well integrated. Light-bodied and juicy with notes of white pepper, terroir, umami, and oregano. After decanting for several hours the wine open more garrigue herbs, dried cranberries, and red currants. The wine feels light and ethereal and still encompasses white pepper on the finish. This is an absolutely gorgeous food-friendly wine.
Food Pairings: Fish, tomato-based dishes, olives, herb-roasted meats, mild cheese, game, mushroom dishes, rabbit, cassoulet, etc.