Rossese di Dolceacqua from the Azienda Agricola Ramoino

Traditional Ligurian wine

The Rossese di Dolceacqua, the first DOC in Liguria, owes its charm, as well as its undoubted great taste, to its history. It arrives from the Etruscans and Greeks (vines grown with the gobelet shape are still present in many vineyards and could be a Hellenic heritage), but over the centuries everyone has fallen in love with the warm and sensual Rossese di Dolceacqua. From Andrea Doria, who chose it as the wine to encourage his own men before each battle, to Pope Paul III who used it, as if it were a medicine, as a tonic to fight old age weaknesses. And what about Napoleon who, at the height of his power, always wanted barrels of it in Paris and thought it to be the only wine which could give him any comfort in his exile in Saint Helena…

Charm and structure

A wine like this could not fail to also make us fall in love with it, here at the Azienda Agricola Ramoino; in fact, this is the reason we purchased not only the vineyards, but also a cellar in Dolceacqua in order to make a Rossese di Dolceacqua of the highest quality, in line with all the company’s production.
A great red wine which is caressed by the saltiness of the sea, but also by the freezing air of the Ligurian Alps which, often, also let in the cold of the French, Piedmont and Val d’Aosta alpine glaciers. In the cellar, this results in a wine of great structure, with intoxicating aromas, ideal for accompanying seasoned cheeses and meats, especially roasts. A wine that is not afraid of ageing, on the contrary, it acquires charm.

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Rossese di Dolceacqua

Rossese di Dolceacqua – Registered Designation of Origin

Vine variety: Rossese

Area: Western Liguria

Alcoholic strength: 13%

Colour: lively ruby red when young, beautiful garnet reflections with ageing

Bouquet: vinous and fruity when young, more intense and with hints of berries with ageing

Taste: dry, sapid, slightly tannic, softer, more persistent and velvety when refined

Serving temperature: 16-18 °C

Winemaking: in steel

Ideal pairing: roasts or cheeses

Production: 7,000 bottles

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We recommend tasting on the notes of:

Ride of the Valkyries – R. Wagner

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