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EMILIA-ROMAGNA WINE REGION

The Emilia-Romagna region has a growing relevance in the world of Italian wines. It produces 15% of Italian wine and has seen a steady increase in exports, with the biggest markets represented by Germany, the United States, England, Switzerland, and increasingly Russia, China and Brasil.

To understand how the production of wine has evolved here, you need to understand how Emilia and Romagna, which together form the region, experienced two different conquest histories. Emilia was settled by Barbarian populations, whose diet relied heavily on butter and pork meat; these leave a sensation of fatness in the mouth, which can be balanced out by a sparkling wine; in fact, Emilia is a big producer and exporter of sparkling wines. Romagna, on the other hand, was colonized by the Romans, who used olive oil, which leaves an oily, not fatty, sensation in the mouth, needing wine with a certain structure to restore balance of flavors in the mouth. This also explains why food and wine pairing is so important!

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romagna's territory excellence

Since Etruscan times, wine has always been at the tables of the people of this region, produced by farmers and of simple quality. Over the last fifteen to twenty years, however, the region’s wine-growers have moved forward in leaps and bounds in terms of quality. And it is not only the international wines (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay) that are now being produced to excellent standards and in blind tastings compete, very successfully, with some of the most famous and renowned Italian wines on the international market, but also some of the region’s autochthonous (indigenous) wines, such as Pignoletto, Albana, Ortrugo, Gutturnio, Malvasia are gaining recognition in award-winning restaurants all over the world. In fact, in 1987, while the famous Tuscan and Piemontese reds were basking in their already acquired DOCG status, Romagna’s Albana (white) was the very first white wine in Italy to achieve DOCG status, a fact that seems to be largely overlooked in international wine circles.

hand selected grapes

The vineyards grapes are certified DOC, IGT and DOCG from the heart of the Romagna's Appennines. This certification of quality is the highest level that Italian grapes and wine can receive by the Italian government. Our grapes are hand selected and harvested at the discretion of our certified Italian enologist  (who is degreed by the University of Bologna, the alma mater of Universities all over the world) at the peak of maturation.

Upon harvesting, the grapes are put through a very gentle de-stemming and very rapidly processed in the vinification line. They truly are superior wine grapes and we want to get them to you that way! One other point to mention is that these same grapes come from vineyards that supply commercial Good wine is made on the vine, and our grapes thanks to the micro-climate and the intense care are grown in a unique

modern approach to wine making

Wine Making is for Ca' Montalbano Winery & Vineyards a art, a research for a upscale product quality in a modern contemporary  line of wines.

Our labels and our taste are refined after years of market analysis, of trend research, of direct contact with the wine exhibitions all over the world where we were able to create our art in the most effective and tasteful way.

Perfect for the Aperitivo Vibe and on the top edge of retro-modern design, our bottles are recognized locally and in the wine market as an avant gard in wine making!  We are proud to propose and promote our own wine culture, with the deep baggage of history in direct agriculture, passion for the soil and the vineyards, proud to make outstanding bottles accessible to a more dynamic and changing market.