• Synonyms: Rossese di Ventimiglia, Rossese di Dolceacqua, Roccese, Rossese di Albenga

  • History: Historical data of the presence of Rossese in Liguria start from the beginning of ‘800, especially in
    the area of Ventimiglia and Albenga. Rossese of Dolceacqua was the first wine in Liguria to obtain DOC reward in 1972, and it is the one that contributed most to the fame of Rossese. The vine is recommended in the provinces of Imperia and Savona

  • Grape: Medium-small, pyramidal, winged, medium berry, thin skin. Violet blue-black color, harvest in October in the Dolceacqua DOC area, lighter in color and earlier harvest near Albenga.

  • Vinification: Red, dry. Rossese di Dolceacqua has a more or less intense ruby color, with white garnet and a white fingernail, floral and spicy fragrances of wild berries, which are repeated on the palate, with good structure especially in the Superior version. The Rossese Riviera Ligure di Ponente (also Albenganese) has a ruby color, floreal perfume, delicate and vinous, dry, soft taste with hints of rose and strawberry.

  • Denomination: Rossese di Dolceacqua o Dolceacqua – also Superiore – in extreme West od Ponente Ligure: Val Nervia, Valle Roia, Val Verbone. Riviera Ligure di Ponente: province di Imperia e Savona