Runcu Brüjau is Ligurian dialect for ‘Scarpata Bruciata,’ literally ‘burned escarpment.’ It’s the name of the vineyard and was traditionally an area that always had wildfires in the past. This blend is meant to compliment Rossese’s aromatics with the texture and tannins brought to us by the presence of Ormeasco and Granaccia. A bit more complex with notes of strawberry, olives and ash. Medium bodied with a lovely silky texture that finishes peppery and slightly earthy. Extremely versatile for red sauced based food pairings.
Winemaker Antonio Basso represents the third generation of farmers from Ortovero, and tends some 259 separate, small vineyards on steep hillsides just three miles away from the Mediterranean. Altitude here ranges from 150 feet to as high as 2,100 feet.