Albana Romagna DOC
Dry white wine
This wine is exclusively made from Albana grapes from moderately loose-packed south-west facing soil of the hills around Bertinoro, as stated in the product specification. The vineyard is quite old and has a limited production, but the quality of its grapes is excellent. The bunch is loosely packed and average in length. The ripening is thoroughly controlled to ensure the grapes get the right balance between sugar concentration and acidity. The grapes are hand-picked and the harvest usually takes place after the first ten days of September. The wine making technique is a modern reinterpretation of traditional systems, with the introduction of current techniques like must chilling and inhibition of the must oxidation, in order to get and preserve very delicate primary aromas. The wine is preserved in small stainless steel tanks until the following Spring, when it is bottled. This is a quality dry white wine, straw-yellow in color; the scent is pleasant and intense, with a persistent ripe fruit and acacia blossom hint. The taste is warm and strong, with a pleasant tannic note denoting the character of the wine. It should be served at a temperature of 12 – 14 °C in medium size glasses, and is recommended paired with starters, traditional homemade pasta from Romagna like passatelli and cappelletti in broth, as well as delicate white meat, fish and semi aged cheese.