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Selvadolce, Crescendo, 2016

Savoury, Salty, Complex

Farming

Biodynamic

Producer

Selvadolce

Grape

Pigato

Wine Type

White

Country

Italy

Region

Terrazze Dell’Imperiese Bianco IGT, Liguria

Vintage

2016

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

The Crescendo comes from a vineyard located at the end of the Riviera di Ponente, almost on the border with France, in the hilly hinterland of Bordighera. Seven hectares managed under Biodynamic agriculture, inserted in an uncontaminated natural landscape amongst olive trees, dry stone walls and Bougainvillea. The vineyards are cultivated at an altitude of about 150-200 meters above sea level, with a southern exposure. Crescendo Plus is produced with 100% Pigato grapes, a variety that has been in the area for centuries. Genetically Pigato has proven to be a clone of Vermentino however has differentiated over time developing its own characteristics. Pigato comes from 'pighe' which means freckles in Ligurian dialect. This is in reference to the small brown spots on its skin, making Pigato Vermentino's freckly twin

The 2016 vintage did not act in its usual way and it took two years to finish fermentation. Aris waited patiently for nature to take its course resulting in this cracking wine. Fermentation was spontaneous with indigenous yeast and took two years to complete. The wine spent about 32 months ageing in wood and stainless steel. The wine is then bottled without clarification or filtration, only a minimum amount of sulphur is added.

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