In the reconstruction of the plants destroyed by the peronospora and by the phylloxera between the end of the 800 and the beginning of the 20th century, the most productive vines were favored, a choice that brought the yields of this region among the highest in the world. In 2009, production was about 6,952,000 hl, but quality wines come mainly from hilly areas. The viticulture of the Piacentini Hills draws origins and traditions from Piedmont and Oltrepò Pavese, and is characterized 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 homonymous vine, and pleasant wines, also sparkling and sparkling, based on Malvasia.
On the Colli di Parma are found these same vines, accompanied by many international, but it is above all the aromatic scent of aromatic Malvasia di Candia to express themselves on levels of great pleasure.
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 colors and a slightly more defined structure.
On the Colli Bolognesi has grown a white grape variety, historical and with considerable potential quality, the pignoletto from which you get the DOCG Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto Classico, in addition to some international red berry that are giving excellent results especially in some particularly suitable area .
Unlike Emilia, where vivacious and sparkling wines are preferred, Romagna has an enological panorama characterized by still and more structured wines. The most cultivated red grape variety is the Sangiovese, which above all in some reserves is giving great satisfaction. Among the white berried ones, 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.
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