LANGHE Rossese Bianco – 20,000 bottles
(Amalia Cascina in Langa)
Once prolific in Piedmont and Liguria, Rossese Bianco has fallen off dramatically with only 20,000 bottles produced in all of Italy. One of the last producers in Piedmont, Paulo Boffa of Cascina Amalia, has planted vines for 4000 bottles as an homage to his family’s Ligurian roots.
This wine is produced in one of the great Barolo villages - Monforte d’Alba. Handpicked and destemmed it is fermented in stainless steel followed by 12 months in French barrique.
Rossese Bianco is straw yellow in color with golden highlights. It has a citrus, passion fruit, acacia flowers bouquet; pleasant acidity and good structure. This crisp wine pairs well with fish, scallops, or appetizers.