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Il Farneto

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  • Place: Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Grapes: Trebbiano.
  • Farming: Certified organic.
  • Winemaking: Charmat method.
  • Style: Dry, fizzy white wine, light body.

Producer Profile

Il Farneto is a pioneering natural wine producer located in the heart of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Founded in the early 2000s. Il Farneto has become a trailblazer in the world of organic and biodynamic viticulture, producing wines that are a pure expression of their terroir and a testament to sustainable winemaking practices.

Nestled in the undulating hills of Emilia-Romagna, Il Farneto's vineyards benefit from a prime location. The estate spans over 25 hectares of land, characterized by diverse soils, including clay, limestone, and marl. This rich tapestry of terroir provides the foundation for cultivating a wide range of grape varieties, both indigenous and international, that thrive under organic and biodynamic principles.

Il Farneto's winemaking philosophy is guided by minimal intervention. The winery is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that allow for a gentle and hands-off approach to winemaking.

Wine Region

Nestled in the heart of northern Italy, Emilia-Romagna is a region that beckons to wine enthusiasts with its rich history, diverse terroirs, and an array of captivating grape varietals. In this essay, we will explore the fascinating world of Emilia-Romagna wines and winemaking, delving into its history, geography, terroir, wines and grape varietals, food and wine pairings, and some curious facts that make this region a standout in the Italian wine landscape.

Emilia-Romagna boasts a winemaking heritage dating back to the time of the Etruscans and Romans. It played a pivotal role in the spread of wine culture across Europe. The ancient Roman town of Bononia (modern-day Bologna) was a vital center for wine trade. Moreover, the nearby Po River Valley has long been recognized for its fertile soil, ideal for viticulture. Over centuries, this region has cultivated a deep-rooted tradition of wine production, yielding celebrated wines such as Lambrusco and Albana.

Emilia-Romagna stretches from the northern Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, encompassing a diverse range of microclimates and topographies. The region's geography is divided into two historical areas: Emilia, the western part, and Romagna, the eastern part. The Apennine Mountains influence the climate, providing warm days and cooler nights, ideal for grape ripening. Notable wine cities include Bologna, Modena, and Ravenna.

Emilia-Romagna's terroir is incredibly diverse, thanks to its varying altitudes and proximity to the sea. The Apennines shield the region from harsh northern winds, creating a Mediterranean climate. This diversity results in a wide range of soils, from clay and limestone in the hills to alluvial plains along the Po River. Such terroir nuances greatly impact the character of wines produced here.

Emilia-Romagna's wines are as varied as its landscapes. Lambrusco, the region's iconic sparkling wine, is renowned for its effervescence, red berry flavors, and refreshing acidity. Sangiovese, the backbone of Chianti, thrives here, producing structured and aromatic reds. Albana, an indigenous white grape, is responsible for producing rich, golden wines with notes of apricot and honey.

Pignoletto, a white grape, yields crisp and citrusy wines reminiscent of green apple and almond. Trebbiano and Malvasia are used for producing elegant white wines with floral and fruity aromas. Moreover, the region also produces notable dessert wines such as the luscious Albana di Romagna Passito.

Emilia-Romagna's culinary tradition is renowned worldwide. The region is celebrated for its Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, and cured meats like prosciutto. When it comes to wine pairings, Lambrusco is a natural partner for charcuterie, given its refreshing bubbles and red fruit notes. Sangiovese-based wines are perfect accompaniments to hearty pasta dishes like lasagna or tagliatelle al ragù (Bolognese sauce).

Albana's sweetness harmonizes well with creamy desserts, while Pignoletto's crispness complements seafood and antipasti. When indulging in the rich flavors of Parmigiano-Reggiano, a glass of Sangiovese or Albana provides a delightful contrast, balancing the cheese's saltiness.

• The "Vini del Bidente," a subzone within Romagna, is renowned for its Sangiovese wines that benefit from unique terracotta amphorae aging, imparting distinctive earthy notes.
• Emilia-Romagna is home to the world's oldest university, the University of Bologna, where viticulture and enology have been taught since the 14th century.
• The region's sparkling wine, Lambrusco, comes in various styles, from dry secco to sweet amabile, catering to a wide range of preferences.

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Are all your wines natural?

All our wines are made from organic or biodynamic grapes using a low intervention approach in the cellar.

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