Bosco | Potentially full-bodied white Italian native wine grape variety found in the Liguria region and named, it seems, after a villa in Genoa (‘Genova’), Liguria’s capital city. It favours lower elevation sites near the Ligurian sea (Mediterranean), and is usually part of a blend (typically with Albarola and Vermentino). Alcohol levels can be generous. The wines show herbal notes, with fruit flavours at the yellow end of the spectrum. The sweet passito of Bosco, made under the Cinque Terre Schiacchetrà DOC, displays notes of dried fig, honey, apricot, and even toffee.

Main winesCinque Terre DOC. | Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà DOC.

Bibliography

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.83-4.