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Rossese is a red Italian wine grape variety that is planted primarily in Liguria. The wines produced from Rossese are a local specialty found around Dolceacqua 


Red grape variety, probably from Liguria, although some scholars claim that has been imported by the Doria family, who owned a castle in Dolceacqua since 1270.


Wine regions


Riviera Ligure di Ponente - pure

Rossese Dolceacqua - alone or in blends


Viticulture and winemaking

He leaves medium-large, pentagonal eptalobata; cluster of medium-sized or medium-large, pyramid-shaped with 1-2 wings, more or less sparse; berry medium to medium-small, short-ellipsoid, with medium thick skin, blue -black-purple, with a good presence in bloom. The production is affected by phenomena of casting and millerandage.




Rossese is also known under the synonyms Bianco di Nizza, Rosese Nero, Rosseis, Rossese di Dolceacqua, Rossese di Ventimiglia, Rossese Nericcio, Rossese Nero, and Rossese Rossa

Rossese is also a synonym for the white grape variety Vermentino. There also exists a white grape variety Rossese Bianco 



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