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Emilia Romagna (Italy)

« A large an important region with vineyards scattered along the Apennine foothills, as well as being home to Lambrusco  »

A few important/interesting sites...

REGGIO
Reggio stretches from the flatter land north of the city down into the Apennine foothills. This is Lambrusco country along with neighbouring Modena. For us the focus is on the vines in the foothills. The valleys and soils are diverse with excellent still and sparkling wine being produced (not just from the Lambrusco grapes).

Producers to try: Ca de Noci, Cinque Campi, Il Farneto, Venturini Baldini

COLLI PIACENTINI
Colli Piacentini 

Producers to try: La Tosa

LAMBRUSCO
A style of sparkling wine from Reggio and Modena. For more details click here...

Emilia-Romagna is a long stretch of territory stretching from the south bank of the Po River up into the Apennine Mountains. To the east it is bounded by the Adriatic Sea. To the west it stretches all the way to Liguria, just over 14kms the Ligurian Sea. It is a wealthy and agriculturally fertile region and a major Italian wine producer.

Historically the wines from Emilia Romagna have not been well known in Australia outside of cheap and sweet red Lambrusco. A style of sparkling wine known universally as being of low quality and rather unfashionable. But oh my how times change. Today sparkling Lambrusco is some of the most trendy and interesting wine available with a number of natural wine producers creating delicious wines that have captured many people’s attention.

Outside of Lambrusco there is an increasing number of great wines being produced in diverse terroirs along the whole stretch of the Apennines. From Piacentini to the coast there are unique varieties and terroirs to discover.

Climate and Terroir
The region is geographically diverse but can be broken down into a few generalizations. To the west lie the Colli Piacentini and Parma in the foothills of the Apennine. Here it is wetter and the winters are colder with a stronger continental influence. If you head east from there you come to Lambrusco country. A territory that stretches from the flatter and warmer plains north of Reggio and Modena down into the colder, more continental Apennine.

Southeast from there you find another stretch of hilly and diverse land also in the foothills of the Apennine, from Bologna down into Romagna and the sea. The sea influence becomes stronger here, acting as a moderator of the warmer weather. There are also vineyards in the (very) flat lands along the coast. Here it is open with little shelter from the heat and humidity of the Adriatic.


Grape Varieties
Lambrusssscoooo. Text incoming.

Bottle of Ca de Noci 'Sottobosco' Lambruso 2019 750ml
Bottle of Ca de Noci 'Sottobosco' Lambruso 2019 750ml

Ca de Noci - Sottobosco Lambrusco 2019

$55.00
Cinque Campi - Bora Lunga 2019
Cinque Campi - Bora Lunga 2019

Cinque Campi - Bora Lunga 2019

$52.00
Bottle of Cinque Campi 'Fuorleggero' Lambrusco Rosato 2020 750ml
Bottle of Cinque Campi 'Fuorleggero' Lambrusco Rosato 2020 750ml

Cinque Campi - Fuorleggero Lambrusco Rosato 2020

$39.00
Cinque Campi - Le Marcone 2016
Cinque Campi - Le Marcone 2016

Cinque Campi - Le Marcone 2016

$52.00
Gradizzolo - Bersot Vino Bianco Frizzante 2020
Gradizzolo - Bersot Vino Bianco Frizzante 2020

Gradizzolo - Bersot Vino Bianco Frizzante 2020

$38.00
Bottle of Quarticello Frizzante 'Despina' 2020 750ml
Bottle of Quarticello Frizzante 'Despina' 2020 750ml

Quarticello - Frizzante Despina 2020

$42.00
Venturini Baldini - Rubino del Cerro Lambrusco 2019
Venturini Baldini - Rubino del Cerro Lambrusco 2019

Venturini Baldini - Rubino del Cerro Lambrusco 2019

$37.00
Vigne di San Lorenzo - Bianco Campaglione 2020
Vigne di San Lorenzo - Bianco Campaglione 2020

Vigne di San Lorenzo - Bianco Campaglione 2020

$42.00