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The wine production in the Bolognese hills has very old roots: when the Romans, two centuries before the Christ’s birth, subjected and unified the territories of Gauls under their authority, they started to exploit the native lands. The vine rows were joined to the trees directly, according to the usance introduced by the Etruscans and subsequently developed by the Gauls. It was ascertained that from such lands, especially the hilly ones located south of Bononia, our latin ancestors were used to produce excellent wines…
Gauls
The wine production in the Bolognese hills has very old roots: when the Romans, two centuries before the Christ’s birth, subjected and unified the territories of Gauls under their authority, they started to exploit the native lands. The vine rows were joined to the trees directly, according to the usance introduced by the Etruscans and subsequently developed by the Gauls. It was ascertained that from such lands, especially the hilly ones located south of Bononia, our latin ancestors were used to produce excellent wines…
Plinius the Elder - the first century. A.D. - In the "Ego sum pinus laeto" taken from the monumental work of Agronomy "Naturalis Historia", states that there is produced a sparkling wine and albano, ie blond, very special but not sweet enough, since it is known that during the imperial era He had enjoyed the sweet wine, spicy and flavored with essences countless also always very "mature" as the young wines were not able to meet the demanding palates of the nobility. It had been almost three centuries after the Roman conquest - 179 BC - That it was radically changed, but not the quality and unique features of this nectar.
Romans
Plinius the Elder - the first century. A.D. - In the "Ego sum pinus laeto" taken from the monumental work of Agronomy "Naturalis Historia", states that there is produced a sparkling wine and albano, ie blond, very special but not sweet enough, since it is known that during the imperial era He had enjoyed the sweet wine, spicy and flavored with essences countless also always very "mature" as the young wines were not able to meet the demanding palates of the nobility. It had been almost three centuries after the Roman conquest - 179 BC - That it was radically changed, but not the quality and unique features of this nectar.
Pier de’ Crescenzi, in his important medioeval treatise of agronomy ‘Ruralium commodorum Libri XII’ written in 1304, described the organoleptic characteristics of the Pignoletto wine produced on that time, very much appreciated for its ‘taste and lively golden froth’. Agostino Gallo, in his ‘Twenty days in Agriculture’ written in 1567, suggested to plant ‘pignole’ grapes very much requested by the customers of that time. Doctor and botanist of Sistus V Pope, Andrea Bacci in his treatise of 1596 ‘De naturali vinorum historia’ devoted a complete chapter ‘Bononiae vina’ to the bolognese wines, cultivated on the sunny slopes of Apennines foothills, praising the excellent qualities of ‘pignole’ grapes.
Middle Ages
Pier de’ Crescenzi, in his important medioeval treatise of agronomy ‘Ruralium commodorum Libri XII’ written in 1304, described the organoleptic characteristics of the Pignoletto wine produced on that time, very much appreciated for its ‘taste and lively golden froth’. Agostino Gallo, in his ‘Twenty days in Agriculture’ written in 1567, suggested to plant ‘pignole’ grapes very much requested by the customers of that time. Doctor and botanist of Sistus V Pope, Andrea Bacci in his treatise of 1596 ‘De naturali vinorum historia’ devoted a complete chapter ‘Bononiae vina’ to the bolognese wines, cultivated on the sunny slopes of Apennines foothills, praising the excellent qualities of ‘pignole’ grapes.
Colli Bolognesi is one of the best areas for cultivation of wine grapes in the Emilia region. This is not only due to the soil quality or the favourable sun exposure but also to the nature of its native people who have developed, through the centuries, the resources of this land thanks to the care and enthusiasm always devoted to it.
I Colli Bolognesi
Colli Bolognesi is one of the best areas for cultivation of wine grapes in the Emilia region. This is not only due to the soil quality or the favourable sun exposure but also to the nature of its native people who have developed, through the centuries, the resources of this land thanks to the care and enthusiasm always devoted to it.
Pignoletto is a grape variety coming from the old Greco family root. Real and authentic ‘king’ of Bologna viticulture, it has fresh breath, wide and fruity, with a scent of golden apple, pomegranate, hazelnut and almond. Dry, largo and harmonic taste.
Il Pignoletto wine
Pignoletto is a grape variety coming from the old Greco family root. Real and authentic ‘king’ of Bologna viticulture, it has fresh breath, wide and fruity, with a scent of golden apple, pomegranate, hazelnut and almond. Dry, largo and harmonic taste.