Enoteca Bisson 2015 Ciliegiolo Rose, Golfo del Tigullio DOC
Item Number: 9476
Sub Region: Liguria (Italian Riviera)
Appellation/AVA: Golfo del Tigullio DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Ciliegiolo
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
When is a rosé not a rosé? We have struggled with whether to officially classify the Ciliegiolo varietal in this category or whether to present it as a light-colored red wine with lots and lots of character (much as we do, for example, the Poulsard from the Jura). No matter what moniker we use, the fact is that this wine is a joyous presence at the table with its bountiful berry flavor, brilliant rose-ruby color and energetic freshness. This hails from the Italian riviera via the talented Pierluigi Lugano.
Ciliegiolo is a traditional red grape variety that is rarely seen. Piero Lugano vinifies it to showcase its light and fruity character. Lugano proudly maintains this variety in both the Trigoso and Campegli vineyards situated in the hills above Sestri Levante and Chiavari, respectively. It is vinified dry, tastes of red cherry and wild berries, and its brilliant cherry color is a particular joy to behold.