Emilia-Romagna is a long stretch of territory stretching from the south bank of the Po River up into the Apennine Mountains. To the east it is bounded by the Adriatic Sea. To the west it stretches all the way to Liguria, just over 14kms the Ligurian Sea. It is a wealthy and agriculturally fertile region and a major Italian wine producer.
Historically the wines from Emilia Romagna have not been well known in Australia outside of cheap and sweet red Lambrusco. A style of sparkling wine known universally as being of low quality and rather unfashionable. But oh my how times change. Today sparkling Lambrusco is some of the most trendy and interesting wine available with a number of natural wine producers creating delicious wines that have captured many people’s attention.
Outside of Lambrusco there is an increasing number of great wines being produced in diverse terroirs along the whole stretch of the Apennines. From Piacentini to the coast there are unique varieties and terroirs to discover.