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Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vino Bianco “Antea”
Rossese Bianco > 150 years old average Flysch .25 ha
Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore
Rossese 30 years old Flysch 2.8 ha
Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore Fulavin
Rossese Planted in 1977, 1998 Flysch .65 ha
Rossese di Dolceacqua Luvaira
Rossese Planted in 1905 Flysch .9 ha
Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore Poggio Pini
Rossese Planted in 1888 Flysch .5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Hand-harvested

• Wines are neither fined nor filtered

• Flysch is a sedimentary rock consisting of alternating strata of marl and sandstone; proportions of clay and sand vary between each vineyard, and within each vineyard

• Fermented with native yeasts


Vino Bianco “Antea”:

• Majority of vineyard is pre-phylloxera, roughly 170 years old; .1 ha is a replanting of vines ten years old

• Sourced from cru of Poggio Pini

• Grapes are not de-stemmed and macerate before pressing for 4 days at 10°C in stainless

• Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, lasts 10-15 days

• Complete malolactic fermentation in 500 L acacia barrels

• Aged in 500 L acacia barrels for 10 to 11 months before bottling

• Aged 3 months in bottle

• Rossese Bianco is not related to red Rossese


Reds:

• 50% of grapes are de-stemmed

• Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, lasts 10-15 days

• Superiore and Fulavin aged for 12-13 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling, then 3-4 months in bottle before release

Luvaira and Poggio Pini aged for 16-17 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling, then 7-8 months in bottle before release

• Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore is a blend of the three crus, consisting mainly of young vines from recent plantings

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Liguria
Appellation(s)
Rossese di Dolceacqua
Producer
Alessandro Anfosso
Founded
1888
Annual Production
1,650 cases
Farming
Organic (practicing)
Website
http://www.tenutaanfosso.it
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