Selvadolce is a small biodynamic domaine run by Aris Blancardi right on the coast of Liguria in Bordighera. After working as a horse veterinarian, Aris came back to the family business, taking over his father’s work and improved the farming practices by looking for alternative ways to grow flowers. He first learnt the basics of biodynamic farming in Langhe, then followed up with a course led by Nicholas Joly that convinced him to start making wine at Selvadolce.
Crescendo is 100% Pigato, a Ligurian clone of the more commonly encountered Vermentino. Hand-harvested and fermented with indigenous yeast in old barrels, this is intensely savoury and saline, with pronounced minerality and aromas of honey, white flowers, stone fruit and spice.