Rossese di Dolceacqua
Founded in 1870 by Tommaso Rondelli on the hills of Val Nervia, Terre Bianche is a family estate perched high above the small medieval town of Dolceacqua in Liguria. The 10 ha estate, now managed by Filippo Rondelli, is spread over a wide variety of soils including blue marl and white and red clay. The vineyards are sheer, rocky and are grown in terraces: this is extreme organic viticulture! The focus is on indigenous varieties, the aromatic and charming red Rossese di Dolceacqua (Tibouren in France), 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.
Organic - 100% Rossese. The Rossese di Dolceacqua was the first Ligurian wine to get the doc recognition back in 1972. The name derives from the French ‘roché’, which refers to the rocky ground where it’s grown.
A ruby red wine with an intense aroma that presents hints of wild berries, cherry, dog-rose and spices. It’s slightly savoury, with a warm body and bitter notes. A perfect complement for blue fish, grilled or lightly dressed white meats, rabbit, stockfish and vegetable pies.