THE WINES OF OUR HILLS
When talking about local wines, the first to be mentioned is Pignoletto for its matching perfectly the traditional Bolognese recipes. http://www.pignoletto.net/pignolettoDOC.aspx
Pignoletto can be either still or sparkling and comes from an ancient autochthonous vine resulting in a wine with delicate bouquet, fruity, intense, with notes of hawthorn flowers and with the typical straw-yellow colour.
It is considered the King of “Colli Bolognesi” (Bolognese hills) Wines; Pliny the Old, in the first century A.D, stated that a certain wine called “Pino Lieto” wasn’t sweet enough to be good, but we know that in that time Romans used to like very sweet wines. The PDO wine production of the hills between Reno and Samoggia rivers includes: Pinot Bianco, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera.