Riviera Ligure di Ponente

 

Riviera Ligure di Ponente Le Russeghine comes from vineyards that are in Val Arroscia, between the province of Imperia and the one of Savona. To produce it are usually used Pigato grapes, harvested by hand between the end of September and the beginning of October, but sometimes are used also others, for a minimum part (5%).

Treatment: grapes are naturally macerated on the peels for a day, or a day and a half. After that, they ferment for six months in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of twenty degrees. After the fermentation, the wine is refined in bottle for about a month.

Description: the colour of the wine is bright straw yellow, with green and golden reflects. At the smell there is a wide variety of scents, among which yellow peach, honey, grapefruit, aromatic herbs (sage), fresh rural flowers, musk and wood resin. The taste is rich, long lasting and strong, with final marks of citrus fruits and bitter almonds.

Complement: it matches well with sea flavours, so first dishes of fish, raw fish, shellfishes, mollusks.