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2012 Albana di Romagna Bissoni

Grapes Albana
Colour White
Origin Italy, Emilia Romagna
ABV 13%

Emilia Romagna’s Albana grape is very rare, and much better as a sweet, rather than a dry wine. This is a highly surprising, fascinating take on passito sweet wine with individual grapes handpicked from a naturally foggy, wooded part of the vineyard, which encourages botrytis. Two-thirds of the grapes dry on the vine, the rest on straw mats. Dried apricots, a hint of fig and honey are evident. There is still wonderful vitality and character here. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 Andy Howard MW, Decanter (Dec 2018)

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Romagna’s Albana grape gives a rich, chewy white wine — except where yields are too high — because it’s a rare white variety that is also tannic. In fact, Albana di Romagna became Italy’s first-ever white-wine DOCG in 1987. This variety probably produces more interesting sweet wines than dry onesIan d'Agata, www.vinousmedia.com(Jan 2018)

Bissoni

Raffaella Bissoni has always dreamt of raising the profile of Emilia Romagna's important grape varieties; Sangiovese and Albana. Her aim was to produce fine wines through careful work in the vineyards, being patient and respectful of nature and its cycles. She wanted to bottle not only wine, but also her passion and her love for things done properly. And so in 1988 she founded the Bissoni winery. Nestled on the beautiful hillside of Casticciano, a natural terrace overlooking the sea in the medieval town of Bertinoro. Today, she is living the dream and remains faithful to her values - organically certified these are beautifully crafted wines coming from her 5 hectares of pristine vineyards.

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