Name: Claudio Vio 'Runcu Brujau' Rosso
Sub-Region: Runcu Brujau
Producer: Claudio Vio
Varietal: Red Blend
From the Importer:
"Runcu Brujau is Ligurian dilaect for ‘Scarpata Bruciato,’ literally ‘burned escarpment.’ It’s the name of the vineyard and was traditionally an area that always had wild fires in the past. Let’s hope it’s future yields less inferno and more Rossese. It’s here, in the tiny village of Vendone, 12 kilometers inland and 300 meters above the sea, that Ettore and Natalina Vio planted vines and olive trees amidst the mountain scrub in the 1970s. Their son Claudio and his wife, Maria Grazia, now tend the family farm. A dispersed patchwork of tiny, terraced vineyard plots adding up to just two hectares yield just enough wine for us to bring in a few hundred cases a year."