There are two theories on how the ancient white Albana variety got its name. The first is that it was discovered in the Colli Albani (the Alban Hills, outside Rome) and taken to Romagna by the Romans. The other is that it gets its name from alba (dawn), a reference to the bright colours in the grape clusters.
Albana grows best in the hilly region between Bologna and the Adriatic, and top quality ones come from around Bertinoro.
I CROPPI Romagana Albana Secco DOCG 2019 shows off the grape’s personality and its Bertinoro terroir, with clear, salty, mineral notes. This dry white goes really well with seafood.
Area of production: Bertinoro, Emilia-Romagna
Grape varieties: 100% Albana
Vineyard exposure: south-east
Soil type: clay-silt soil with high calcareous content
Harvest period: early September; a smaller harvest than usual due to poor fruit-set
Alcohol content: 14.3% abv
Appearance: golden yellow
Nose: floral and fruity with citrus notes
Palate: vibrant and persistent, structured, elegant, mineral and good with food.
Food pairings: Starters, sushi and oysters, grilled fish
Serving temperature: 10 - 12°CEnquire Now View Producer