Bio Vio U Bastio Rossese di Albenga 2020
BIO VIO is an unspoken legend in the small, impressive and magical Northern seaside region of Liguria. A land often struck by landslides, low yields, missed vintages and tough labor. Liguria is a Sommelier favorite and one of Italy's best kept secrets. Overall the region has very low production volumes, due to the extremely steep and impossible terrain. Everything is done by hand, everything is extremely old-school farming.
The family run winery of BIO VIO is located in the town of Albenga, known as the jewel wine village of this region thought to produce the best quality grapes. Amongst the first if not the first to produce wine here through biological organic agriculture (hence the name...), Aimone Giobatta Vio biodynamically farms their 40 year old vines and practices minimal intervention winemaking with the help of his 2 daughters.
The ROSSESE of Bio Vio is grown just outside the only appellation dedicated to this varietal (Rossese Di Dolceacqua DOC). Hence the wine is labelled with the more broader Riviera Ligure Di Ponente DOC. The lighter soils of this area as opposed to the iron rich clay soils of Dolceacqua next door, create a more feminine, subtle, elegant and delicate expression of the Rossese grape.