|Wine zone||Riviera Ligure di Ponente|
|Appellation or Vine||Vermentino|
|Glass type||Burgundy White|
Fresh and slightly aromatic Mediterranean-style dry white wine. Straw yellow with greenish highlights, with a delicate, fruity nose hinting at apples, and an almondy, savoury taste. Made from the vermentino variety grown in the northern Mediterranean. All the special qualities of the climate and the varietal properties of the grape are to be found in the wine. After the fermentation it remains on the lees in stainless steel for 6 months, with bâtonnage.
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 withSeafood and shellfish, fish and mixed sea grills.
How to serve itBest served at a temperature of 13-14°C in medium-bowled clear glasses.
How to keepStored horizontally in a cool, dry place it will maintain its special qualities for over 30 months following the harvest.