Cinque Terre 'Costa di Posa', Cantina Cinque Terre, 75cl
The 300 growers of Cantina Cinque Terre cultivate around 60 ha of some of the most spectacular and dramatically-terraced vineyards in the world. Using a blend of mainly three local grape varieties (Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino), some of the most unique mediterranean white wines are produced in these vineyards precariously perched on the ligurian cliffs.
Thanks to the significant investment made by the Cooperative in recent years, Cantina Cinque Terre is finally capable of producing white wines that are a true expression of this unique winegrowing area and much can be learnt about the surrounding terroir through these stunning wines. The dry whites are brightly saline and intensely floral.
Intense straw yellow with soothing yellow reflexes, crystalline and with a good consistency. The nose is intense and persistent with distinct echoes of wild flowers, acacia honey, broom and fine marine sensations. The bouquet is pleasantly balanced with soft tones and a good fresh, full-bodied taste leaving a savoury and mineral after-taste.
Bosco, Albarola, Vermentino
Aromatic & Zesty
Recommended by Andrew Jefford in his Weekend FT article 'The high life in Liguria' - 7th August 2015