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Dolceacqua DOC (Italy)
Rossese di Dolceacqua

Dolceacqua is one of the most popular red wines from Liguria.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Herbs
Herbs

Roses
Roses
Violets
Violets
Pepper
Pepper
Almonds
Almonds

Dolceacqua has an aroma of Wild Berries.

Slightly Fruity and Floral with pleasant Bitter Aftertaste.

Profile

Dolceacqua is medium light and fruity, with pleasant tannins and good acidity:

BODYMedium - Light
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
16-17°C (61-63°F)

Food Pairing


Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Antipasti
Antipasti
Vegetables
Vegetables
Mushroom
Mushroom

Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Pizza

Lamb
Lamb
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Wild Boar
Wild Boar

Dolceacqua goes best with Red Meat, Game, Vegetables and Mushrooms.

It goes specially well with Artichokes and other Grilled Vegetables.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Tapas.
Grilled Vegetables.
Rich Pasta. Rich Pizza.
Risotto with Meat or Mushroom Sauce.
Lamb. Rabbit. Pork. Veal.

Cheese:
Medium Mature Cheeses.
Asiago. Ragusano. Emmental. Montery Jack.

Ligurian Specialities:
Goat and Beans.
Ligurian style Rabbit.
Pheasants and Thrushes.

If You Like Rossese

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Garnacha (Spain)
GSM Wines (France)
Rioja Crianza (Spain)
Teroldego (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About

Rossese di Dolceacqua / Dolceacqua DOC was the first DOC in Liguria (1972).

The Red wine must contain minimum 95% Rossesse grapes.

Minimum alcohol levels are 12.0% for Rosso and 13.0% for Superiore.

Liguria

Tourists know Liguria as the Italian Riviera. The Capital is Genova.

Listed White Wines:

Pigato
Rossese Bianco
Vermentino

Listed Red Wines:

Rossese di Dolceacqua

Primary Grapes:

45% Vermentino
10% Rossese

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