The Consorzio Vini di Romagna has always striven to support the quality of wines from Romagna, the eastern part of Emilia Romagna that extends from Bologna to Rimini. Its aim is to ensure fair pricing and to promote not only the product but also its territory. Founded 50 years ago, the consortium now comprehends 250 certified and protected wine makers and 116 partner wineries.
These are the wines protected and promoted by the Consorzio Vini di Romagna:
Romagna Albana DOCG
The spirit of Romagna is well expressed in this embracing wine grown in the provinces of Bologna, Ravenna and Forlì-Cesena. Albana, best known for the ‘dolce’ and ‘passito’ versions, can also be enjoyed dry and may yield scents ranging from floral to fruity depending on the production zone.
There are many different wines that go by the name of Romagna DOC: Romagna Sangiovese, Romagna Trebbiano, Romagna Cagnina, Romagna Pagadebit and Romagna Albana Spumante, all designated with the PDO label. Each has its own distinct aromas and flavors, with its own characteristics, but all sharing a common personality.
Colli d’Imola DOC
This designation comprises wines with a distinctive taste, produced in municipalities that have a strongly-rooted historical and cultural heritage. The controlled designation of origin Colli d’Imola – followed by one of the following specifications: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Trebbiano, Pignoletto and Chardonnay – is reserved for wines made with grapes from varieties grown on vineyards within the winery, that have at least 85% of the corresponding grape variety.
Colli di Faenza DOC
This name comprises five different wines: Bianco, Pinot Bianco, Trebbiano, Rosso and Sangiovese. While the white wines should be served at a temperature between 8-10 °C and are best matched with local dishes of passatelli and tortellini, the red wines should be served between 16-18 °C and are ideal with cold cuts, lasagna and mature cheese.