Why Romagna's wine?
There is no colossal marketing machine grinding million of bottles in Romagna, small harvest and particular climate make this sub-region of North Italy a mecca for slow food enthusiasts and wine adventurers, searching for the quality that is otherwise hidden in small cellars and and local "enoteche".
This region, Riviera apart— which is a frenzy stand-alone heaven—has a particular hidden charm, almost naive, sincere, untainted by market imperatives. And this is the first reason why Romagna's wine is so special: who makes wine in Romagna is driven by extreme passion for its own land and belongs to a long dynasty of wine makers.
But luckily, you do not become vigneron by chance: to make quality wine a lot of patience is needed, the vines must be on the hills and require constant efforts, hard work, maintenance, there will be exhausting expectations to go through, even if in the end the research worth the candle. So rest assured that the wine made by these guys is typical, coming from a genuine desire originated from tradition or love, in any case both the assumptions are a good start.
What about Ca' Montalbano Wines?
Our wines are poetry in a barreL
The inferiority complex towards the Tuscan wine is fading away, and on the other side of the mountains from Tuscany, was understood that the soil of Romagna can give back fine wines boasting a clear, personal style.
Romagna's wine are not chasing Tuscany or that spasmodic heavy oaking any longer, with loads of Sangiovese Riserva intoxicated by wood, but rather it tends to produce wines that have a strong bound with its own terroir, neat, organic and bio dynamic, a real piece of art in a bottle.
After years of autoctonous and international grape selections, accurate analysis of the soils to choose the most suitable varieties and technical tweaks, now is the terroir to speak, not fads.
Then we have to consider the native factor. Romagna boasts a fair number of local varieties: Sangiovese-contended with Tuscany, but still traceable to the Apennine that runs between the two regions—Albana, Famoso, Centesimino and Uva Ruggine. Each of these varieties has unique characteristics that deserve to be tasted and are an extremely pleasant diversion from the usual Chardonnay-Pinot Noir-Cabernet Sauvignon triad.
It’s undeniable that much of the charm of wineries from Romagna is the human dimension: we could say it’s a kind of new humanism revolving around wine. These winegrowers are both the face and the soul of their wineries, the outcome of the vintage is up to them and the choices they are going to do in the vineyards and during the wine-making and all this gives the wine not only personality, but also the mystical, fascinating unpredictability that drives us to fantasize about wine. And you can taste the difference.