Emilia Romagna 41 growing regions

Description to Emilia Romagna

The region with the capital Bologna is located in the north Italy, It stretches from the Adriatic Sea in the east with the Romagna area to the inland Emilia area in the west. In the north, the Po forms the border to the region Lombardy In the south, the Apennines form the nearly 300-kilometer-long border with the regions Liguria and Tuscany, The western part of Emilia was divided into the duchies of Parma and Modena, which were a constant bone of contention between Habsburgs and Bourbons. The name derives from Via Aemilia, which dates back to 187 BC. Built by the Romans to connect the two cities of Piacenza and Rimini.

The eastern part Romagna belonged to the Papal States for several centuries, but the original name Romania dates back to the Lombard period. In the extremely fertile Po plain many agricultural products are produced today. To Modena will be the famous Balsamic vinegar produced according to centuries old tradition. The two provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma are home to the equally famous cheese Parmigiano Reggiano, the genuine origin-protected Parmesan.

The vineyards cover 52,000 hectares. Two thirds are in the large alluvial soil, but the best areas are in the hills on the southern border at the foot of the Apennines. Important white wines are Albana. Biancame. Biancolella. Garganega. Malvasia Bianca di Candia. Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Moscato Bianco ( Muscat Blanc ), Montuni ( Montù ) Mostosa. Müller-Thurgau. Ortrugo, Pagadebit ( Bombino Bianco ), Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot Gris ), Rébola ( Pignoletto ), Riesling Italico ( ), Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ) Trebbiano Modenese. Trebbiano Romagnolo and Trebbiano Toscano,

Important red wines are Ancellotta. Barbera Bonarda Croatina ) Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay. Ciliegiolo. Fogarina, Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata ( enantio ) Lambrusco Barghi. Lambrusco di Sorbara. Lambrusco Grasparossa. Lambrusco Maestri. Lambrusco Marani. Lambrusco Montericco. Lambrusco Oliva. Lambrusco Peduncolo Rosso. Lambrusco Salamino. Lambrusco Viadanese. . Malbo Gentile. Merlot. Montepulciano, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) Sangiovese, Uva d'Oro ( Fortana ) and Syrah,

The area Emilia is mainly through Frizzante and Spumante, the pearling or foaming red and rosé wines from different Lambrusco varieties known, mostly as a drinkable and young to drink mass wines be generated. However, quality has improved significantly due to stricter DOC regulations. In Romagna especially the red wines characterize Sangiovese the style. The nine IGT areas (or IGP - the land wines) of the region are Bianco di Castelfranco Emilia, Emilia or dell'Emilia, Forlì, Fortana del Taro, Ravenna, Rubicone, Sillaro or Bianco del Sillaro, Terre di Veleja and Val Tidone. The first white wine classified as DOCG of Italy was the Albana di Romagna, The 20 DOC / DOCG zones account for around 25% of production:

* Albana di Romagna (DOCG)
* Bosco Eliceo
* Colli Bolognesi
* Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto (DOCG)
* Colli di Faenza
* Colli di Imola
* Colli di Parma
* Colli di Rimini
* Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa
* Colli Piacentini
* Colli Romagna Centrale
* Gutturnio
* Lambrusco di Sorbara
* Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
* Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce
* Modena or di Modena
* Ortrugo dei Colli Piacentini or Ortrugo-Colli Piacentini
* Reno
* Reggiano
* Romagna

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