Azienda Agricola Maccario - Dringenberg Luvaira Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore 2015

$29.99

Liguria is a rugged, hilly region that sits just along the coast of Northwest Italy, home to the famous Cinque Terre. Given the setting, you would think that the area would be most well-known for its white wines. Although we've loved plenty of delightfully seafood-friendly Liguirian whites, we've been especially enchanted by several reds made from the rare and beautiful Rossese di Dolceaqua grape. Rosseseandnbsp;can wear many hats, but think of it somewhere on the spectrum between Gamay, Syrah and the alpine reds of France andamp; Italy. It has all the bright fruits of Gamay, the spice, structure and terroir transparency of Syrah and the appealing herbaceous expression and minerality of great alpine wines. Giovanna Maccarioandnbsp;is in charge of the Maccarioandnbsp;Dringenberg estate today, where Rossese takes center stage. She and her husband Goetz Dringenberg workandnbsp;their old vines (some are 120+ years old) in the ancient albarello/bush trained system in order to protect the vines from the often extreme conditions of the area. Tractors are not an option in this steep terrain, so all the work is done by hand. All of the Dringenberg wines are vinified in steel tanks to maintain the unique aromatic expression of this captivating variety.andnbsp;Luvaira, a single vineyard site, is always a stunner andndash; layers and layers of spice and nuance and remarkable freshness for a wine that possesses so much depth. This wine is only made in top vintages.andnbsp;

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Ratings on Delectable

Raja Harb

Gamay-like aromatics and juiciness.

Gamay-like aromatics and juiciness.

8.9

Sean Whelan

Acid and dry, contrast to the acrid and sea spray of the Mediterranean coast on which we dine. Tobacco on the nose, but that may be the guy smoking the cigar next to us. Truly this is a good northern Italian red. We thoroughly enjoyed it with a dinner of sea bass

Acid and dry, contrast to the acrid and sea spray of the Mediterranean coast on which we dine. Tobacco on the nose, but that may be the guy smoking the cigar next to us. Truly this is a good northern Italian red. We thoroughly enjoyed it with a dinner of sea bass

9.2

Matthew Cohen

Juicy. Light fruit. Very interesting. Balanced. A whisper of green on the nose. Lovely aromatics. I like this. Very different.

Juicy. Light fruit. Very interesting. Balanced. A whisper of green on the nose. Lovely aromatics. I like this. Very different.

9.0

Philip Stumbo

Sultry and utterly delicious

Sultry and utterly delicious

9.0

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