|Appellation or Vine||Ormeasco di Pornassio D.O.C.|
|Glass type||Chianti Classico|
A red wine with good structure, made 100% from the ormeasco variety. Bright ruby red when young, with purply highlights on ageing, it has an appealing, vinous nose of ripe red fruit, and a warm, dry taste with tannins that show nicely in the young wine, and soften after several years of ageing. Grown on vineyards at a high altitude (600-800 metres), making it suitable for ageing, even for long periods.
The producerThird generation growers, the Ramoino wine farm is located in Sarola, near Imperia, at the heart of the Riviera dei Fiori (flowers coast) in Liguria. The white wines are made here, in the main climate-controlled winery built underground, where the ageing in wood, bottling and bottle maturing also takes place. The red rossese and ormeasco wines, on the other hand, are made in wineries located in their respective areas of production. The vineyards are to be found in the areas of Dolceacqua and Camporosso (rossese), and Sarola, Borgomaro, Albenga, Diano Castello and Bordighera (pigato and vermentino). All the vineyards are on terraced hillsides, and grass regeneration is practiced. Guyot pruning is used for the whites, while the recently-planted reds are trained using the cordon method, and the older rossese, planted between 1920 and 1946, are bush vines.
Best withExcellent with ravioli with a mushroom sauce, and an intriguing match for grilled tuna and swordfish.
How to serve itBest served at a temperature of 18-20°C in medium-bowled clear glasses.
How to keepStored horizontally in a cool, dry place it will maintain its special qualities for more than 4-6 years following the harvest.