Grape Varietals

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    Poggio Della Dogana: Pure Romagna on the Palate

    Poggio della Dogana Winery, located in Faenza in the province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, combines tradition with innovation to produce exceptional wines that capture the essence of their terroir. The winery was acquired back in 2017 by brothers Aldo and Paola Rametta (who also own Ronchi de Castellucio). Here, their focus is on the most representative varieties of the Romagna territory, specifically Albana and Sangiovese.  Location, location, location. The vineyard’s territory and location play a crucial role in the quality of Poggio della Dogana’s wines. Situated in an area (on the hills between Castrocaro Terme and Brisighella) in between the sea and the mountains, with ideal climatic conditions and soil composition,…

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    Apassionato di Asprinio Presso L’Agricola Vinicola Cavasete

    The word for today is Asprinio. In Italian, asprinio, refers to something tart or sour. In this case, we are referring to the so-called Italian grape in the south of Italy. I have not had much experience with Asprinio, as it is not widely available in the US…(yet). Nevertheless, I had the pleasure of becoming more acquainted with this grape, and several others, rooted in Southern Italy, while serving as a wine judge for Radici del Sud in Puglia. Radici del Sud, or Roots of the South, has been operating since 2005 to make the food, wine and viticulture in southern Italy more visible in the regions of Puglia, Basilicata,…

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