RIVIERA LIGURE DI PONENTE VERMENTINO “VIGNETO ISASCO” 2019
The Ruffino family has been farming Punta Crena’s seaside vineyards for over 500 years. The winery farms their vines simply and responsibly, honing in on the region’s unique indigenous varieties. ‘Isasco’ is a varietal lees-aged Vermentino that hails from the balmy sea-influenced vineyards of Liguria. Notes of lemon, dried herbs, and sea salt dominate this thirst-quenching, satisfying palate. Delicious!
The vineyards of Punta Crena (which is named for a large promontory jutting into the sea at the edge of the village) are all within 1200 meters of the water and enjoy sea breezes that help keep the grapes healthy and happy. The Ruffino family are proud to work almost exclusively with local varietals, but they dont have much company. As a result, several of Punta Crenas wines are one of a kind: the Mataòssu and Cruvin are entirely unique, and the Barbarossa is the only one produced in Italy. They believe that their only job after the harvest is simply to avoid ruining their lovely fruit as it turns to wine. These are light, fun wines with no pretension.