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, which was probably still sweet at that time. He even gave his hosts permission to give his name to the wine (which was rarely used). The terraced
Vineyards are located on steep slopes up to 600 meters above sea level and are located near the French border.
The ruby red wine must contain at least 95% of the variety Rossese di Dolceacqua ( Tibouren
) contain. With 13% vol alcohol content
and 12 months maturation he is allowed 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.