Selvadolce Rucantu

Selvadolce Rucantu


Country: Italy

Region: Liguria

Grapes: Pigato

Vintage: 2019

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.

Rucantu is Aris's top Pigato cuvée made from slightly higher altitude vines that Crescendo and with a few days maceration on skins. A deep yellow in colour with striking aromas of chamomile, hay, toast and honey. Deep and long on the palate with spicy apricot and pear fruit, searing acidity and a savoury, saline finish.