Tenuta Selvadolce

Tenuta Selvadolce Crescendo Bianco 2021


Tenuta Selvadolce Crescendo Bianco is a natural white wine made from Pigato grapes farmed biodynamically in Liguria, Northwestern Italy. The vineyards are terraced at about 170 meters above sea level as it is traditional in Liguria. Crescendo undergoes spontaneous fermentation with native yeast in wooden casks, bottled unfiltered with minimal sulfites.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, White
Wine Style:, Medium Body
Grapes:, Pigato
Farming:, Biodynamic
Vintage:, 2021
Alcohol:, 13.5%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Liguria
Appellation:, NA
Bottle Size:, 750ml
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

Food Pairing Ideas:

Trofie al pesto.


Producer profile

Tenuta Selvadolce

Tenuta Selvadolce Estate is located near Bordighera, Liguria, and is a project led by visionary oenologist and viticulturist Aris Bacardi. Aris, who has a degree in veterinary medicine, was always determined to transform Selvadolce into a biodynamic estate. After completing coursework in viticulture and horticulture, during which time he came in close contact with Nicolas Joly, he started the transition to biodynamics, adopting a pragmatic approach rather than a dogmatic one. He uses minimal intervention in the vineyard – 500 and 501 biodynamic preparations and not much else. In the cellar, Aris is equally non-interventionist, allowing for spontaneous fermentation and avoiding filtration.

Wine region

Liguria, Italy

Liguria, located in northwest Italy along the Mediterranean coast, is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and unique wine production. The region stretches from the French border in the west to La Spezia in the east, covering a narrow coastal strip known as the Italian Riviera. This region is characterized by its steep, rugged terrain and terraced vineyards, which create challenging but rewarding conditions for viticulture.

Liguria is one of Italy's smallest wine regions, with about 6,000 hectares of vineyards. The Mediterranean Sea influences the region's climate, providing mild winters and warm summers ideal for grape growing. The soils are predominantly limestone and clay, contributing to the distinctive minerality found in Ligurian wines.

The region is best known for its white wines, particularly those made from the Vermentino grape. Vermentino produces wines with bright acidity, citrus flavors, and a hint of salinity. Other notable white grape varieties include Albarola, Bosco, and Lumassina. These wines are typically light and aromatic, making them excellent companions to the region's seafood dishes.

Liguria produces some notable red wines in addition to white wines. The most famous red variety is Rossese, particularly from the Rossese di Dolceacqua DOC. Rossese wines are light-bodied with flavors of cherry, raspberry, and spice. Other red varieties grown in the region include Dolcetto (known locally as Ormeasco), Sangiovese, and Ciliegiolo.

Liguria has several DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) appellations, each with specific regulations regarding grape varieties and wine styles. Some of the key DOCs include:

1. Cinque Terre DOC: Produces dry and sweet white wines from Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes. The region's steep, terraced vineyards are famous for their stunning views and challenging cultivation conditions.

2. Colli di Luni DOC: Straddling Liguria and Tuscany, this DOC produces both red and white wines, with Vermentino being the most prominent white variety.

3. Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC: Covers a large area in western Liguria and produces red and white wines, including Pigato and Rossese.

4. Rossese di Dolceacqua DOC: Focuses on red wines made from the Rossese grape, known for its delicate fruit flavors and light body.

5. Golfo del Tigullio DOC: Produces a wide range of wine styles, including white, red, rosé, and sparkling.

Liguria's wines are often produced in small quantities due to the region's challenging geography and limited vineyard space. As a result, they can be difficult to find outside of Italy. However, the region's dedication to quality and tradition makes its wines highly sought after by enthusiasts.

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Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
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Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
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Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.