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2017 Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore “Luvaira”

Tenuta Anfosso

Anfosso’s vineyards dramatically cling to sheer terraced mountainsides just inland of the Mediterranean coast, near Italy’s border with France. The Rossese grape is perfectly suited to this extreme terroir, drawing structure, depth, and layers of singular aromas that make Dolceacqua Liguria’s undisputed grand cru for red wines. The single-vineyard Luvaira showcases vines planted in 1905 for a bold, savory expression of this historic appellation, rife with suggestions of stones, faded flowers, leather, and game. Intense yet lifted, it is the perfect wine for an autumnal feast.

Anthony Lynch

$42.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Rossese
Appellation: Rossese di Dolceacqua
Country: Italy
Region: Liguria
Producer: Tenuta Anfosso
Winemaker: Alessandro Anfosso
Vineyard: .9 ha, planted in 1905
Soil: Flysch (a sedimentary rock consisting of alternating strata of marl and sandstone; proportions of clay and sand vary between each vineyard, and within each vineyard)
Aging: Aged for 16-17 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling, then 7-8 months in bottle before release
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.

Inspiring Thirst, page 171

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