Possa - Cinque Terre Amphora 2021
(Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy)
Very unique blend of the hyper-local varieties Bosco, Picabon, Rossese Bianco, and Barbarossa, all grown on steep cliffs at the water's edge. The wine sees 5 days of skin contact, and is aged in amphoras for 9 months. Vinified and bottled with zero additions, super pure and transparent. This medium/full bodied white has a gorgeous rounded texture, unique herbal edge, dense fruit, and a pronounced saltiness to reflect its provenance. Truly one-of-a-kind.
Made by Heydi Bonanini, one of only a dozen growers still working the insane slopes of the Cinque Terre, and keeping alive a tradition well worth saving. Wines that speak of their sea cliffs origins, of salty winds, of hyper local grape varieties, and pure clarity. A grower for whom biodiversity is not just an aim but a way of life.