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The Dizzying Heights of Tenuta Anfosso

by Dixon Brooke

2015 Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore “Luvaira”

Tenuta Anfosso   Italy   |   Liguria   |  Rossese di Dolceacqua

$42.00

These Rosseses from Anfosso in the Ligurian mountains have been a revelation for me. They have expanded my repertoire at table for the type of cuisine I love to eat, for which lighter-bodied, spicy, flavorful, complex Italian red wine is such a perfect accompaniment. I find myself reaching for this style of red more and more often, particularly as we expand our selections in this category! The steep, rocky slopes of Liguria, just beyond the French border, are the grand cru area of the world for the Rossese grape. Perfumed, silky deliciousness with hundreds of years of history!


$42.00

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About Liguria

map of Liguria

A long, crescent-shaped sliver of mountainous coastline ranging from the French border in the west to that of Tuscany in the east, Liguria is a region of unrivaled Mediterranean charm. This applies not only to its colorful seaside villages and carefree, welcoming people, but also to the wines it produces—crisp whites and light reds designed to be quaffed with locally caught seafood.

Viticulture has thrived along these coastal hillsides since Etruscan times. Ancient stone terraces line the steep slopes all along the Riviera, many abandoned while others still host olive trees, lemon trees, and of course, the vine. What Liguria lacks in acreage, it makes up for in diversity and originality: home to numerous indigenous grape varieties, it produces wines of infectious local character.

The hallmarks of Ligurian wines are fragrant aromatics and lively freshness. Whites from grapes like Vermentino and Pigato capture the pervasive flavors of wild herbs and citrus with a sea-breeze salinity, while the rare reds from Rossese, among others, have a brightness of flavor that allows them to complement dishes from the sea or land—served with a slight chill, of course.

While Kermit’s history in the region is relatively recent, Liguria has rapidly become one of his favorite places to visit. It’s hard to blame him—enjoying a crisp, perfumed white with a platter of fried sea critters on the Mediterranean is definitely not the worst part of the job.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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