Emilia Romagna

 

Emilia Romagna region is divided in two parts by “via Emilia”, an ancient road that, since the Roman age, has connected Rimini and Piacenza. On the left hand of this road there is the mountain chain of Appennino, an area particularly suitable for vine growing; on the right hand the region is flat and from the river Po arrives to the coast of Mar Adriatico.

Along “via Emilia” there are four wine production areas: Hills of Parma and Piacenza, where Barbera and Bonarda are protagonists; Hills between Reggio Emilia and Modena, where Lambrusco is produced; Hills around Bologna and the low part of river Reno valley, land of white wines; And Romagna, with Sangiovese, Alba and Trebbiano.

Main red wines: Montepirolo, Lambrusco, Sangiovese, Pignoletto, Colli di Parma, Barbera, Sauvignon.

Main white wines: Malvasia di Candia, Moscato, Ortrugo, Chardonnay, Pinot bianco, Pinot grigio, Riesling, Müller Thurgau, Pignoletto, Montù, Reno, Pignnoletto, Trebbiano, Pagadebit, Albana, Bosco, Riesling, Sauvignon.

Main rosé: Lambrusco, Malvasia.

Main sparkling: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pignoletto, Malvasia, Sauvignon, Pinot grigio, Ortrugo, Trebbiano.

Main sweet wines: Albana, Rebola.