ALTAVIA

dolceacqua, liguria

Dolceacqua is a medieval hilltop village in the far west of Liguria, close to the Mediterranean sea and the French border. This is frontier wine country, where history, culture, gastronomy and viticulture meet, collide and reshape. The signature grape, Rossese, began life in France a few hundred years ago as Tibouren (you'll still find it in St Tropez pinks and reds).

Dolceacqua, meaning ‘sweet water’ is a little historical village in the mountain not far from the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in Val Nervia, a few miles from the French Riviera. Gianni Arlotti, the owner, was originally a flower producer; this region is famous for its flowers. In Dolceacqua you still face an old agriculture style based on "people" and their "dreams"

rossese di dolceaqua

400m above sea level bush trained vineyards dating back to 1973 and younger vines planted in 2003 on marl and sandy soils, bush-trained older vineyards (1973) and younger vines (2003), with grapes from the former aged for nine months in big oak barrels and those from the latter completely in stainless steel. It is released after two months resting in bottle. Shimmering ruby-red colour, the floral and herbal aromas of the Mediterranean, rich red cherry fruit, earthy, smoky tones and fresh acidity.

Case 12 : $299.40 | $24.95/bottle