Rossese di Dolceacqua, Maccario Dringenberg
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Rossese di Dolceacqua, Maccario Dringenberg - 2020

Item # 38664 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Liguria is the region that encompasses the Italian Riviera in northern Italy. This comes from a husband and wife team making wines in the town of San Biagio della Cima in the heart of Dolceacqua. The vines, some of which are 120 years in age, are all planted to the Rossese grape. The soils are full of silica and clay giving a structure to this already dense wine due the vine age. An excellent foil at the table.

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Staff Pick Notes

A trip to the Ligurian coast awaits you with this wine! Grown on the steep slopes just a few miles from the Ligurian Sea, all vineyard work must be done by hand due to the steepness and rugged nature of the land. These are old bush vines, some over 120 years old, that present to us an authentic and delicious experience of one of the most interesting yet hard to find wine regions in all of Italy (in most American wine shops). Giovanna Maccario has demonstrated the potential of Rossese, a grape that brings together bright and juicy cherries with a spicy quality that adds a dash of pepper into the mix. These flavors combine with a distinct minerality to create a wonderful wine full of personality and verve. For fans of Gamay, Syrah, or other rare Italian grapes like Ruchè, this is yet another beauty from Northern Italy to bring home!


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While perhaps more famous for its topless beaches, Liguria also produces some truly outstanding and unusual white wines. As the region is dominated primarily by coastal villages, it’s not surprising that the typical Liguria diet is rich in seafood - and as such, snappy, high-acidity whites are quite the M.O. One notable exception is the wine made from the idiosyncratic Pigato grape, which...

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