Category Archives: Italy

Roses, Violets, and Incense: Reveling in the Aromatics of Ruchè

Intensely aromatic wines are the bee’s knees for me.  I simply can’t get enough of wines that display heavy floral and spice aromatics, which usually is more prevalent in white varieties like Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Torrontés, etc.  I was able to … Continue reading

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Better Know a Grape: Rossese

Rossese is a grape variety most commonly encountered in Liguria, in Italy’s Northwest.  As with many grape varieties, it is not as cut-and-dry as Rossese is Rossese is Rossese.  Rossese from the Dolceacqua commune of Liguria has recently been determined … Continue reading

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