The term ‘terroir-driven’ gets thrown around quite a bit in wine circles. For those curious about what that actually means, this bottle provides the textbook definition. Cinque Terre is a small DOC located along the rugged hills of the Italian Riviera, overlooking the Ligurian Sea. If this sounds picturesque, it is, and if you want a sensory glimpse into the region, the aromatics have you covered. Tranquil notes of ocean breeze, lemon oil, white peonies, hay, and sea shells wave from the glass. The acidity is vibrant with a gentle pace, carrying with it a near perfect mineral-forward silky texture that leads towards a crisp, briny, slightly floral finish with hints of wild herbs. Possa’s Cinque Terre is truly meditative, and despite its delicate youthful appearance, it is well suited for long term aging.
Cinque Terre DOC
Bosco, Albarola, Rossese Bianco, Picabon, Frapelao
Schist, rocky and sandstone remains
Destemmed, fermented in stainless steel. Aged in a combination of stainless steel, oak and acacia barriques.