The Rossese Bianco, white, grape owes its name to the intense amber or even pink shades on the fully ripe grapes that were exposed to the sun. There are other synonyms of Rossese bianco, both in Liguria di Levante and di Ponente, but there are not always phonological similarities with Rossese bianco delle Langhe, Piedmont.
White grape varieties called Rossese were widespread in Liguria (Rossese bianco is part of the Cinque Terre appellation grapes allowed) and Piedmont, mainly around Alba and Mondovi, in the past. Nowadays, the cultivation of Rossese bianco is limited to the towns of Sinio and Roddino Alta Langa.
The white berry of the Rossese bianco is small, spheroid with thick, very waxy, greenish yellow colored skin with light gray accents. The bunch is large, wide, conical, well developed, medium compact with a medium leaf.The grape has rather a poor vigor and its productivity is average but alternating, depending on the vintage.
The wines made with Rossese bianco grapes have a good alcohol content, are fresh and lively, with typical fruity notes (green apple and citrus). The taste is full-bodied, with lively acidity, balanced, and with good persistence on the palate.