Selvadolce italian wine

Bordighera, Liguria

Village: Bordighera
Province: Liguria
Established: 2004
Owners: Aristide Blancardi
Winemaker: Aristide Blancardi
Hectares under vine: 3
Viticulture: Biodynamic

Tenuta Selvadolce overlooks the sea west of Liguria, a few kilometres from the French border in Bordighera. In 2004 Aristide Blancardi converted his family’s historic 7 hectare flower company into a biodynamic farm.

Selvadolce has two very different growing conditions only a few kilometres apart. At Ciapissa the natural amphitheatre 600 metres above sea level is protected from the prevailing winds. Selvadolce is south facing and its terraces benefit from a predominantly marine Climate. The infamous Mistral winds shake the foliage violently, often breaking the steel wires that support the vines, but in the process deposit microscopic crystals of sea salt on the grapes and soil.

Selvadolce from Alessandro Scalerandi on Vimeo.