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A rare aromatic red variety found only in small pockets of the western Mediterranean. Rossese di Dolceacqua, also called Tibouren in France, is hardly grown anymore but it makes wonderful dry reds with exceptional fruity and floral notes. Danila Pisano works exclusively with this variety, on steep terraced plots with organic agriculture.
From the mouth of the importer (Louis/Dressner):
"Danila Pisano founded her estate in 1990 with the goal to restore her ancient family estate of
vineyards and olive groves. Believing in traditional methods, she immediately began to work
organically and has been certified since 1996. She works exclusively with the Rossese grape, a
variety native to Western Liguria.
Introduced to this region in the 13th century (most likely from France), Rossese di Dolceacqua is
named after the Ligurian village of Dolceacqua, known for its beautiful castle ruins. The vines are
traditionally grown in "trees" so that during the summer the top of the plant shades its foot and root, protecting them from the sun during the hottest hours."