Type: Still white
Structure: Semi-aromatic dry
Grape variety: Famoso-Rambela
Origin: Emilia Romagna
A native vine of the region of Romagna, Famoso is cultivated in the territories of Brisighella, Bagnacavallo and Forlì, and its grapes are known by the name of Rambela. Just as for Bursôn, the Famoso vine boasts historical origins that are lost in the mists of time. Its particular cultivation and the Romagna breeze make the white grape ideal for a dry wine with a soft yet well-structured flavour. Unlike a brut, more fragrant and sweet notes prevail, with an aromatic prevalence due to its refinement. Thanks to this particular refinement process, Cantina nel Mare’s Bianco Secco Candidum has an excellent aroma profile that makes it perfect for aperitifs and cocktails, as well as lending itself to accompanying fish and cheese.
We decided to create a very short and exclusive supply chain by selecting native Romagna and ancient, almost extinct, vines, rediscovered and recovered by the Randi di Fusignano farm, near to Ravenna. After the wine has been bottled and the cork sealed with shellac, the bottles at stowed in armoured steel racks and lowered into the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, four and a half miles off the coast of Cesenatico, by local fishermen. They are kept at such a depth to guarantee a constant temperature, almost absolute absence of light, and a higher pressure. These special conditions, together with the silence of the sea, and the ebb and flow of the sea currents, make the ageing environment totally irreproducible on land.
Inside they preserve a wine that has matured exceptional qualities of taste, colour, aroma, and durability, thanks to an underwater refinement that owes its uniqueness to the delicate to-ing and fro-ing of the tides, and the darkness, silence, pressure, and constant temperature under the waves!