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Documents citing the excellent wines of the town of Luzzano have been found dating as far back as the 12th century. Castello di Luzzano straddles the border between Emilia Romagna and Lombardia, extending over 110 hectares, of which 70 are vineyards.Colli Piacentini Ortrugo is a dry, sparkling wine that became a DOC in 2010. Although always present in the area of Piacenza, along the Lombardy border, the Ortrugo grape was nearly forgotten until the 1970’s, when local producers started bottling it as a single varietal. Before that, it was used only as a blending grape. Ortrugo, in fact, means “other grapes” in local dialect.
Emilia Romagna, Colli Piacentini Ortrugo DOC
Grape Varietals: 100% Ortrugo
Vinification: Grapes are handpicked. After crushing, destemming and soft pressing, the second fermentation occurs in large stainless steel tanks.
Description: Light straw color, dry, and fresh, with a pleasant sapidity and notes of almond, white flower and citrus. Ideal as an aperitif and with fish dishes.
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