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Liguria's Famous Bruna Wines

Far better known for its scenery than its wine production, the tiny region of Liguria on the Italian Riviera is an extraordinary place. The volume of wine produced here is one of the smallest in Italy, and we only receive a tiny allocation each year from Azienda Agricola Bruna.

While wine has been made on this tiny strip of land between the mountains and sea since the Etruscan and Roman eras, few people have the patience required to care for these terraced vineyards carved into the dramatic cliffs that plunge into the deep blue Ligurian Sea. Some of the vineyards here are only accessible by boat, and cultivation by machine is not an option.

Bruna is one of the most esteemed wineries in Liguria. Founded by the late Riccardo Bruna in 1970, the winery is now run by Bruna’s daughter, Francesca and her husband Roberto. Though not organically certified, Francesca and Roberto are obsessed with soil quality and delivering the purest possible wines via organic methods. Their wines are famous for their precision and clear expression of this seaside terroir.

The Bansigu Rosso Colline Savonesi is made from carefully selected Granaccia (Grenache) grapes and other varieties all grown on the tiny 7.5 hectare estate. The terraced vineyards sit 250 meters above sea level, about 15 km from the Mediterranean.

Cherry red in the glass, with ruby red nuances. Intense and intriguing on the nose with notes of wild rose, strawberry tree, plum and raspberry. Lively and juicy on the palate, Bansigu Rosso offers a mouthful of flavour that is fruity on the finish with a savoury note. A fine demonstration of the signature minerality, depth and purity for which the Bruna name is famous.

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