100% Rossese di Dolceacqua from the Poggio Pini Single Vineyard in Soldano, Dolceacqua, Liguria, Italy. Practicing Organic.
HISTORY: In the hills of western Liguria you’ll find Tenuta Anfosso, located in the town of Soldano, and the growing area (or DOC) known as Rossese di Dolceacqua. The grape grown here is the same Rossese as is planted throughout Liguria, but the terroir of Dolceacqua takes the grape to soaring new heights.
The wines are reminiscent of Côte-Rôtie, with their combination of floral and roasted/bacon fat aromas and silky mid-palate with stoniness on the finish. There is a level of concentration, structure, spice, and minerality that the more fruit-driven Rossese from further east in Liguria does not possess.
The Anfosso family, proprietors of the breathtaking Poggio Pini vineyard, persisted. Alessandro Anfosso now farms this cru, proud to uphold the tradition his ancestors established over the five preceding generations.
The 130-year-old vines at Poggio Pini give his greatest wine: a deep, silken Rossese that marries floral, smoky, and spice elements, culminating in a mouthwatering, stony finish. Equally adapted to fish, meat, vegetable, and mushroom dishes, this red is of unrivaled gastronomic value. But most of all, it is a riveting monument to one hell of a terroir, where the Rossese grape reaches heights that would make Alessandro’s ancestors, weary after a long day in their vineyards, proud.
VINIFICATION: Aged for 16-17 Months in Stainless Steel tanks before bottling, then for 7-8 months in bottle before being released.
TASTING NOTES: Med.-Full bodied, dry Red Wine. Deep Garnet w/ Orange rim. Complex aromas of Cherry, Pine Nut, Savory Herbs, Leather & Strawberry. A deep, silken Rossese that marries Floral, Smoky, and Spice elements, culminating in a mouthwatering, long stony finish w/ hints of Seabreeze.
FOOD PAIRING: Equally adapted to fish, meat, vegetable, and mushroom dishes, this red is of unrivaled gastronomic value.