DOC area (also Dolceacqua) for red wine in the west of the Italian region Liguria
, The zone includes all or part of the municipalities of Apricale, Baiardo, Calandria di Trucco, Camporosso, Castel Vittorio, Dolceacqua, Isolabona, Mortola Superiore, Perinaldo, Pigna, Rocchetta Nervina, San Biagio della Cima, Soldano, San Bartolomeo-Carletti, Ville, Calandri , San Lorenzo, San Bernardo, Sant'Antonio, Sealza, Villatella, Calvo-San Pancrazio, Torri, Vallebona, Vallecrosia Alta and Verrandi in the province of Imperia. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
(1769-1821) visited the castle of the Doria family in Dolceacqua in 1805 and was enthusiastic about the wine that was probably still sweetly made at the time. He even gave his hosts permission to give the wine its name (which was rarely used). The terraced
Vineyards are on steep slopes up to 600 meters above sea level and are close to the French border.
The ruby red wine must be at least 95% of the Rossese di Dolceacqua ( Tibouren
) contain. With 13% vol alcohol content
and 12 months of maturation Superiore
call. Additional geographical information on the bottle label is possible. These are in the municipalities of Camporosso
: Luvaira, Migliarina, Pian del Vescovo, Tinceria, Monte Curto, Brunetti; Dolceacqua
: Arcagna, Tramontina, Morghe, Rosa, Pozzuolo, Armetta, Ruchin, Cian da Marchesa, Peverelli, San Martino; Perinaldo
: Curli, Savoia, Alpicella; San Biagio della Cima
: Posaù, Luvaira, Nouvilla, Berna, Buscarra, Garibaudo, Crovairola; Soldano
: Pini, Bramusa, Galeae, Beragna, Luvaira, Ferenghè, Foulavin, San Martino; Vallecrosia
: Santa Croce; Ventimiglia
: Piemattun, Roasso, Sette Camini.