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  • Italy 2022 La Sabbiona Centesimino

2022 La Sabbiona Centesimino

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50 years ago, the last remaining plantings of this grape were found in the courtyard of one family's home.

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50 years ago, the last remaining plantings of this grape were found in the courtyard of one family's home. Only produced in Emilia, Forli, Rubicone and Ravenna IGT, centesimino oriolo (aka savignon rosso) was officially added to Italy's National Register of Grape Varieties in late 2003. Mauro Altini and his family are among the handful of producers that cherish this grape's significance, and place it alongside albana and famoso as the area's prized indigenous grape varieties. La Sabbiona is located in a panoramic position in the wonderful hills which surround the ancient Tower of Oriolo dei Fichi, in the heart of the Emilia Romagna, just a few kilometres from the town of Faenza. The farm contains 28 hectares of land, 16 of which are vineyards, the rest home to plantings of grains, fruits and olives. Centesimino seems to be halfway to an "aromatic" red grape variety, whose juicy red fruit is accented with subtle aromas of rose and violet. Romagna is one of the culinary centers of Italy, playing home to parmigiana reggiano, parma ham, balsamic vinegar, and a range of famous pasta dishes. Centesimino likes all of these things, as do we.