Grapes, Bosco, Rossese Bianco, Picabon, Barbarossa
Serving: cold (6–11°C)
About: Heydi Bonanini farms a handful of parcels mainly dotted around the village of Riomaggiore. All are very rocky soils, with vines planted on volcanic sandstone. His main parcel called ‘Possa’ is perched on a steep rocky slope that leads straight down to the sea. Here he farms 10+ varieties, and the vines are interplanted with 60+ varieties of herbs and loads of vegetables. Heydi keeps bees here as well, and the entire slope is an absolute haven for biodiversity. This vineyard requires a monorail tram to access the bottom parts as it is so steep. This wine also contains Albarola grown in ‘Volastra’ at 400m.
The grapes were destemmed and the wine fermented in steel tanks and on the skins for five days. After pressing it was transferred back to steel to finish fermentation. It stayed on full lees for 10 months. Unfined, unfiltered, unsulphured.