High in the Maritime Alps of interior Liguria, nestled just 10 kilometers from France and a stones throw from southern Piedmont, is the tiny village of Pornassio, home to the Guglierame family and their unique, historic wines. Pornassio is an ancient village, a gateway passage in the high Alps that has been home to the cultivation of the indigenous Ormeasco grape variety since at least 1299. Descendants of the historic Marquisate-Scarella clans, the Guglierame family is the oldest in this mountain region. Brothers Agostino and Raffaele along with their sister Elisa have been making these wines their entire lives. Their first bottling was in 1958.
100% Ormeasco (va. Dolcetto). Natural farming and fermentation. Basket pressed after primary fermentation (cement) and aged in large 25hL barrel. Bottled ~12 months of aging. Can age for 10-20 years if you have the patience!