Sassarini Cinque Terre Cian du Corsu 2016
Cinque Terre is a white wine obtained from Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes. It is dry, fruity, and slightly aromatic with a balanced acidity. It is a great wine for accompanying fish dishes (such as anchovy and seafood), all kinds of pasta, and also goes well with white meats such as chicken, turkey, or rabbit.
In 1968, Natale Sassarini decided to produce and market the wines of Cinque Terre for inns and hotels in the Province of La Spezia, establishing Cantina Sassarini —a 50-acre estate located in the village of Monterosso al Mare. This village is one of the five villages of Cinque Terre, hence its name meaning "Five Lands"—a coastal region which contains steep mountains, covered by bands of vineyards, that slope down towards the sea. The wines were sold at what many considered to be an expensive price, but was justified by their authenticity and the fact that to cultivate every 2.5 acres of vines on these dangerous slopes takes about 3,000 working days. In just a few short years, Cantina Sassarini became one of the largest and most-important private winery in the area. Today, Natale's son, Giancarlo, along with his wife, Marcia, manage the estate. In addition to their wines, they distribute Ligurian and other local products, such as extra-virgin olive oil, salted anchovies in olive oil, olives, lemon liquor, Grappa, and sauces including pesto sauce. This wine is dry, fruity, and slightly aromatic, with a balanced acidity.