Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna

(Italy)

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Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna Numbers:

22,451
Km sq surface area
2
DOCG
20
DOC
9
IGT

Emilia-Romagna is fourth among Italy’s twenty regions for wine production, with 33% of wines produced being DOC or DOCG.


The area of Emilia is mainly known for the different varieties of Lambrusco. In Romagna, instead, the main grapes are Albana, Trebbiano Romagnolo and Sangiovese.
The most popular wine produced in the region is Lambrusco, a sweet, sparkling wine as well as a type of grape grown in the Modena province.

On a yearly basis Emilia-Romagna produces 5 mio hectoliters of wine, and 58,000 hectares of land are dedicated to vineyards, almost half of the lying areas of the Po Valley. Two-thirds of the vineyards in the region grow in alluvial soil. However, vineyards are also found on the hills.


Viticulture of the Piacentini Hills (or Hills of Piacenza) draws origins and traditions from Piedmont and Oltrepò Pavese, characterised by Barbera and Croatina, from which the most representative red wine of the area is obtained, the Gutturnio DOC. Among the whites are the Ortrugo, made from the synonymous vine, and pleasant wines, also sparkling and semi-sparkling, based on Malvasia.

On the Colli di Parma (also known as Hills of Parma ) these same vines can be found, accompanied by many International varieties but it is above all the aromatic scent of Malvasia di Candia that expresses itself at a very pleasant level.

In Reggio Emilia and in the province of Modena there is the wine-symbol of Emilia's viticulture, the Lambrusco, with the fragrant freshness of the different varieties, which in the Reggiano showcases more compact colours and a somewhat more defined structure.

On the Colli Bolognesi a white grape variety has grown, historical and with considerable potential quality, the pignoletto from which the DOCG Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto Classico is obtained, in addition to some International red grapes that are giving excellent results especially in some particularly suitable areas .

Unlike Emilia, where lively and sparkling wines are preferred, Romagna has a wine scene characterised by still and more structured wines. The most cultivated red grape variety is Sangiovese, which especially in some reserves is giving great satisfaction. Among the white grapes, the most important are the Trebbiano Romagnolo and the Albana, an indigenous vine that has been appreciated for centuries, from which the excellent Passito is obtained, which is part of the DOCG Albana di Romagna.

Information about Emilia-Romagna

Region Emilia-Romagna
Country Italy
Morphology of the land Plain: 48%   Hill: 27%   Mountain: 25%
Climate and soil The climate is characterized by hot and sultry summers and harsh winters with abundant rainfall and frequent days of fog and frost. Along the Adriatic coast, the climate is milder; heavy rains and snow fall on the mountains, while in the plains it snows, but the snow melts immediately. Emilia-Romagna is a predominantly flat region; its territory for almost 50% consists, in fact, of the Po Valley, while in the west there are the Ligurian Apennines and Tosco Emiliano. The only important river is the Po.
History The region was known to be part of the Gallia Cisalpina. In the 2nd century BC, the Roman Empire decided to expand their network of roads toward the Pianura Padana, which had been subject to numerous attacks and pressures from the North. To this end, a road that connected Rimini to Piacenza was built, and it was called Aemilia. The territory surrounding this road was addressed as "Aemilia" territory. In the 6th century AD, the Romans lost this territory, which was later divided between the Lombards and the Byzantines. These two areas were called, respectively, Longobardia and Romania. The area of ​​the current Romagna (Romania) was under Byzantine rule. The area which is currently known as Emilia comprised of some of the territories of the Aemilia road, and was called Longobardia. This area of the region only got the original name back (Aemilia) with the unification of Italy, when the grandeur of the Roman Empire wanted to be celebrated. In 1947 the two areas became one and the region was assigned the name of Emilia-Romagna.
Typical products The famous wine of the region is Lambrusco, the sparkling red of the Modena area, above all of Sorbara. The reputation of Emilia Romagna as a wine producer is constantly on the rise. The hills around Bologna, the Colli Bolognesi, now give some respectable cabernet, merlot and sauvignon blanc. The Albana Romagna was the first wine to win the DOCG in 1986. Obtained from the homonymous vine, Albana can be more or less sweet, but in reality the only interesting versions come from the hills around Forlì. The red of the area is more reliable than Albana: the Sangiovese di Romagna. This wine can be weakened by the intensive cultivation of the grapes, but also to be robust and quite sophisticated, so much so that some Sangiovese clones, highly appreciated by the demanding Tuscan producers, come from Romagna.
Typical dishes The great development of the cured meats and hams industry is dominated by Parma ham and Modena ham, both PDOs like Zibello culatello, Piacenza salami, coppa and pancetta. Equally tasty are the bow of culatello and the fiocchetto, obtained from the pork leg, as well as the Langhirano raw ham, the Coppa di Parma, the pancetta canusina, the mortadella di Bologna PGI. An essential element common to Emilia and Romagna is the egg pasta, or rather the pastry, which the housewives prepare strictly by hand, working for the dough of flour and eggs for a long time. It is then reduced to tagliatelle, tagliolini, squares, pappardelle, lasagne and maltagliati, depending on the size, and then seasoned with different sauces, or used for tasty and renowned stuffed pasta. Among the desserts of particular originality are the amaretti di San Geminiano, typical of Modena and softer than those of Piedmont, the bolognese donut, the ricotta tart, rather firm fruit or custard, jam and tortellini of jam, sweets typical of carnival days.
Red grape varieties Ancellotta, Barbera, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Croatina, Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Salamino, Merlot, Sangiovese
White grape varieties Albana, Bombino Bianco/Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Chardonnay, Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Montù, Ortrugo, Pignoletto, Sauvignon, Trebbiano Romagnolo
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Red bubbly
Cantine Ceci
IGT Emilia, 100% Lambrusco Maestri
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Red still
Cantine Leonardo da Vinci
DOC Romagna Sangiovese Superiore Riserva, 85% Sangiovese, 15% Syrah
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Rosé charmat method sparkling wine extra dry
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Rosé classic method sparkling wine brut
Cantina della Volta
DOC Lambrusco di Sorbara Rosato Spumante, 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara
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Giovanna Madonia
DOC Romagna Sangiovese Riserva, 100% Sangiovese
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White charmat method sparkling wine dry
Castelli Modenesi
DOC Pignoletto, 100% Pignoletto
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Red still
Rocche Malatestiane
DOC Romagna Sangiovese Superiore, 100% Sangiovese
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Red classic method sparkling wine brut
Cantina della Volta
DOC Lambrusco di Sorbara Rosato Spumante, 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara
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DE 90
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Terre Cevico
DOC Romagna Sangiovese, 100% Sangiovese
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Red charmat method sparkling wine brut
Cantine Ceci
IGT Emilia, 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara
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Red charmat method sparkling wine demi-sec
Cantine Ceci
IGT Emilia, 100% Lambrusco Maestri
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JS 91
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Red biodynamic still
Tenuta Mara
IGT Rubicone, 100% Sangiovese
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GR 3
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DOC Lambrusco di Sorbara Rosso Frizzante Secco, 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara
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Red bubbly dry
Cantina della Volta
DOC Lambrusco di Sorbara Rosso Frizzante Secco, 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara
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Red organic charmat method sparkling wine brut
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LM 90
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JS 92
DE 90
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Rosé organic charmat method sparkling wine brut
Venturini Baldini
DOC Reggiano Lambrusco Spumante, 50% Lambrusco di Sorbara, 50% Lambrusco Grasparossa
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LM 93
GR 3
JS 91
DE 90
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Red organic charmat method sparkling wine demi-sec
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White still
Umberto Cesari
IGT Rubicone, 70% Chardonnay, 30% Sauvignon
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Zerbina
DOC Romagna Sangiovese Marzeno Riserva, 100% Sangiovese
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