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Colle dei Bardellini
Rossese Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC

Rossese is a rare grape variety which is cultivated mainly in Liguria, probably originated in Greece or even in the Middle East. The most renewed Rossese is the Rossese from Dolceacqua, in the province of Imperia. A recent study showed that this grape is identical to a French variety called Tibouren. It is not yet clear if Tibouren came to Liguria from Provence first or if Rossese arrived in France from Liguria.

Owner: Merano family
Website: www.colledeibardellini.it
Winemaker: Giuseppe Caviola
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Rossese

Vineyard Location: Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC
Orientation: East
Elevation: 250 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1984
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 5,000/Ha
Soil: Calcareous

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 20-22° C for 30 days. Maceration on the skins for 20 days.

Aging Process
In stainless steel tanks of 20 Hl for 8 months. In the bottle for additional 2 months before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: The color is light ruby red
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose if intense and elegant with notes of black cheery, small red berries and herbal sensations
Flavor: On the palate it is dry with a light-medium body and delicate tannins. A lovely sip with a long aromatic fruity finish.
Pairings: Ideal with typical first courses of the Genovese cuisine, such as ravioli and pasta with ragu sauce. Also with fish-fry and meat such as rabbit and veal. One of the few wines to be paired with artichockes for its low amount of tannins.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 0.95 g/L
Serving Temperature: 60 °F
Production: 1,200 bts