Danila Pisano works from less than a hectare of vines, a figure that seems tiny (and it is) until you look at the steepness of the hill that her terraced vineyard is set upon. With just one or two rows of old vines per terrace, it is a monumental task to take care of the site, but Danila and her boyfriend Tino manage it mostly on their own. The vines here vary in age, as they’ve been re-planted piecemeal over the years, but the oldest date to the early 1930s. Danila has worked organically since founding the estate in 1990, it was certified in 1996.
Danila Pisano Rossese di Dolceaqua
Danila Pisano Rossese di Dolceaqua “Vigneto Savoia”
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Enoteca Bisson was born in 1978 when Pierluigi Lugano fell in love with the wines of the Ligurian coastline. Lugano is a serious student of oenology and is an expert on the local grape varieties. His passion extends to the preservation of local traditions and this is reflected in the distinctive character and personality of his large range of wines from the Cinque Terre region. It takes a heroic effort to cultivate vines on the steep slopes of the Ligurian coastline high above the Mediterranean Sea. Mechanization of vineyard tasks is out of the question and everything must be done by hand. Only truly passionate winegrowers are willing to carry on the traditions that have come down through the generations since the ancient Greeks first planted vines on the steep, stony slopes here. The small but very well equipped cellar is designed so that each lot of grapes can be vinified individually. With the exception of an occasional experiment with barrel aging, Lugano vinifies his entire range of wines in stainless steel to preserve the essential fruit of each vineyard site and each grape type.
Core Wines (others available, please inquire):
Bisson Glera (Prosecco) Vino Frizzante Trevigiana
Bisson Cimixia “L’Antico” Portofino
Bisson Vermentino “Vigna Intrigoso” Portofino
Bisson “Marea” Cinque Terre Bianco
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