This area of Liguria (one of the smallest winegrowing areas of Italy) produces very little wine from the steep, chalky soils. Vermentino is the primary white variety of the region, prized for its broad textures and the saline minerality it pulls from the white, chalky soils.
About this wine producer: Terre Bianche was founded in 1870 when Tommaso Rondelli planted the first Rossese grape vineyard on a unique and peculiar white soil area in the Ligurian Riviera. The estate expanded over the years with the addition of more vineyards and olive tree groves. The family business grew and blossomed between 1985 and 1998 under the lead of Claudio and Paolo Rondelli and Franco Laconi, Paolo’s brother in law. At the end of the 90s, Filippo took over from his father Claudio to head the business with Paolo and Franco.