Rossese di Dolceacqua, 2017

  Terre Bianche

Contains Sulphites.

About 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.

Appellation: Liguria

Liguria is located in the northwest of Italy along the Italian Riviera. It is bordered by the Piedmont wine region to the north, Provence to the west, the Apennine Mountains and the Emilia-Romagna wine region to the east with a small border shared with Tuscany in the south-east along the Ligurian sea.

Grape Type: Rossese

Coming in both red and white variants, Rossese is a relatively rarely seen varietal found largely on the Ligurian coast of northwestern Italy (for the red) and planted in abundance around the colonies and areas of Sino and Roddino in the Langhe region of the Cuneo province in Piedmont (the white). Rossese is known for producing light red wines that are fresh, fruity and best consumed young and flavoursome, golden, whites with good acidity levels that are again best enjoyed in their infancy.