Special sparkling wine tasting close to Le Cinque Terre

Bisson wines saw the light at the beginning of 1978, when Pierluigi Lugano, Master of arts and highly regarded sommelier, conscious of the potential hidden in the rugged Ligurian wines produced by local farmers, decided to take his chance in the exploitation of grapes originating from the Eastern Ligurian coast.

He began buying small lots of grapes from farmers all over the territory and producing wine in his own cellar, attempting many experiments with modern winemaking techniques, in order to understand how to appropriately handle the local grapes.

Today, with this experience you’ll get the chance to enjoy a special tasting, including 3 glasses of Abissi wines: The classic, The Riserva and the Rosè.

* Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
* Starts: Sestri Levante, Italy
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Wine Tasting & Winery Tours




Bisson wines saw the light at the beginning of 1978, when Pierluigi Lugano, Master of arts and highly regarded sommelier, conscious of the potential hidden in the rugged Ligurian wines produced by local farmers, decided to take his chance in the exploitation of grapes originating from the Eastern Ligurian coast.

He began buying small lots of grapes from farmers all over the territory and producing wine in his own cellar, attempting many experiments with modern winemaking techniques, in order to understand how to appropriately handle the local grapes.

Today, with this experience you’ll get the chance to enjoy a special tasting, including 3 glasses of Abissi wines: The classic, The Riserva and the Rosè.

Itinerary

About twenty years ago the owner of the winery decided to create a “spumante”; he began to experiment, and quickly realized that he needed an underground cellar in semi-darkness with a constant temperature. It was a difficult task, maybe impossible, but he had an inspiration. He is an ex- professor of arts and he’s always had a passion for history, the sea and its secrets. He considered the wrecks of ancient ships, in which often amphorae containing wine were found, and it has been proved that this environment is perfect for preservation. Fantastic, he thought, that’s the way to go. However, he was quickly discouraged by the many obstacles: permits to obtain, problems of every kind. One day he decided to take the plunge – he knew it was risky – but that’s when the adventure began..
With this wine tasting you’ll have the chance to taste a sparkling wine that has been resting under the sea! Indeed, a depth of 60 meters, the environment is ideal: a temperature of 15 degrees, shade, currents that would gently rock the bottles, stirring the sediments which would enrich the wine with aroma and structure!