Rossese di Dolceacqua
Rossese is Liguria's most Mediterranean and marine red grape, and is considered today to be representative of the western part of the region. It is a niche production for an ancient borderland vine, which is not very well known, but is able to encapsulate the most territorial soul of the Ligurian Riviera. Mainly linked to the small enclave of Dolceacqua, located just a few kilometres from the French border, it lies under the foliage of the ancient and traditional terraced trees on the high rocky hills that plunge steeply into the sea. It is a complex and fragile grape, not only because of the difficult territorial conditions, but also because it requires hard and tiring work in the vineyard, which is difficult to mechanise, making viticulture both heroic and extreme. The result is surprising: a delicate, enveloping and fresh red wine, with little colour, that smells like the sea, wild berries and Mediterranean flowers.