Wine areas

Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna
wine areas

Emilia-Romagna Wine Region

Vineyards extend from the fertile Padana plain to the pre-appennine hills. The vast majority of the surface under vine lies on the flatlands yet you will also find a few high-altitude vineyards in EmiliaRomagna, especially in Romagna and in the further inland areas of Emilia.

Which are the main Denominations of Emilia-Romagna?

Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin (DOCG):

  • Albana di Romagna DOCG
  • Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto DOCG
  • Sangiovese di Romagna DOCG
  • Romagna Cagnina DOCG

Key DOC:

  • Colli Piacentini Malvasia 
  • Lambrusco dell’Emilia
  • Lambrusco di Sorbara
  • Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro

Which are the main wine-growing areas in Emilia-Romagna?

  • Colli Piacentini: Located in the province of Piacenza, this hilly area produces white wines from a number of different grapes – including Malvasia di Candia Aromatica and Ortrugo – and Gutturnio, a Barbera-Croatina red blend, either sparkling or still.
  • Colli di Parma: In the hills nearby the city of Parma, Malvasia and Barbera take center stage.
  • Colli di Scandiano and di Canossa: In the province of Reggio Emilia, producing Lambrusco and white wines like Sauvignon and Spergola.
  • Modena: Famous for its sparkling Lambruscos, including Lambrusco di Sorbara and Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro.
  • Colli Bolognesi: Hills around Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, housing Pignoletto and Barbera.
  • Romagna: A vast area with several sub-zones, producing Sangiovese di Romagna, Albana di Romagna, and Trebbiano Romagnolo.
  • Sangiovese di Romagna: A specific sub-zone for Sangiovese in Romagna. Prominent U.G.A. (Additional geographic units) include Brisighella, Modigliana, Predappio, covering the namesake villages.
  • Albana di Romagna: Italy’s first DOCG white wine.

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