Rossese di Dolceacqua, Terrabianca
    Terre Bianche

    Rossese di Dolceacqua, Terrabianca,



    Terre Bianche, Rossese di Dolceacqua, Terrabianca, 2015

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Terre Bianche, Rossese di Dolceacqua, Terrabianca, 2015

    Tighter-wound and a little more strict in its youth than the basic Rossese. Crisp, crunchy red cherry fruit mixed with notes of ripe rose-tinged apricots, rock salt and stones. Silky but very mineral indeed, tense and chalky. Sophisticated and stylish with a great deal of energy. One of the most famous cru in the DOC of Dolceacqua, known by the Romans and cultivated by the Rondinelli family since 1870. South-east facing, situated at between 360 to 380 metres altitude, planted on white clay and blue marl soils, producing elegant wines that mix Rossese’s classic rose and red fruit character with notes of mineral and iodine. Ageing is in used oak barrels to avoid any impact of wood on the flavour of the wine. Brilliant after a year or two in bottle, but also with the ability to age between five to ten years in the very best vintages.



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    Terre Bianche

    Terre Bianche

    Founded in 1870 by Tommaso Rondinelli, Terre Bianche is a family estate perched high above the small town of Dolceacqua in Liguria, the stunning hillsides of the Italian Riviera. Today production is managed by Filippo Rondinelli, who took over from his father Claudio in the late nineties. Their 10ha are spread over a wide variety of soils including blue marl and white and red clay. The vineyards are sheer, rocky and are grown at altitude. Extreme viticulture which requires passion, dedication and attention to detail, qualities the Rondinelli family have in abundance. The focus is on indigenous varieties, the aromatic and charming red Rossese di Dolceacqua, the indigenous white Pigato and also its more widely-known cousin, Vermentino. The wines are all fermented and aged in steel tank, bar the single vineyard wines which are aged in barrels with the aim being to minimize as much as possible the influence of oak on the taste of the wine. Of mountain and sea, these are unique, tangy wines of great character. Up there with some of the most authentic, lively and refined wines in Italy.

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