A good wine has the ability to transmit, thanks to its characteristic flavors, the history of the land in which it is produced. Wine making is a complex and delicate process, which requires time and dedication and which focuses mainly on maintaining the quality of the place of origin: the land of origin always emerges in the wines we decide to taste, especially when we talk about the Romagna area.
Romagna wines are in fact born in an industrious land, rich in people who want to pass on the culture of the vine from father to son, thus maintaining mainly family activities.
The Emilia-Romagna region has an area of over 50 thousand hectares planted with vines, which uniformly covers the whole territory, from Piacenza to Rimini.
The geological structure of the Romagna area is fundamental in the production of wine: the hilly lands of our Apennines are composed of a perfect balance of clay, silt and limestone, essential above all for the production of quality red wines.
In fact, the vine does not require particularly fertile soils: the most important characteristics of the soil for its cultivation concern rather the drainage, which allows the plant not to remain too much in contact with water and mineral salts.
Soil such as that present in the Romagna surface is therefore able to absorb water, gradually yielding it to the roots, thanks to the presence of clay, which is also responsible for its compactness and plasticity.
The calcareous-clayey soils such as those that characterize the Romagna area, give life to wines of great quality.
The most important production areas of Romagna wines are divided between the provinces of Ravenna, Rimini, Forlì-Cesena and the Imola district, and their lands give life to renowned products everywhere, first of all Sangiovese, considered the King of local wines.
Many are the stories and legends behind the same name of Sangiovese: according to some, the name derives from the Sanctus Giove, the God of the Romans, while for others it is attributable to Sanguis Jovis, the “blood of Jupiter” in Latin, name given by the Capuchin monks of a convent on the Monte Giove, right in Santarcangelo di Romagna.
Regardless of history, what we know is that Sangiovese is today the most cultivated red grape variety in Italy, representing a pride not only within our peninsula, but also abroad.
Tenute d'Italia aims at making the everlasting relationship between culture and wine even more indissoluble, transforming the final product into a perfect combination of these two "ingredients".
The secret is to fully exploit the unique characteristics of the Romagna area, thus making the wines impossible to emulate: just think of Santerno Wines, capable of exploiting an extraordinary geological history, characterized by the presence of the Romagna’s Gypsum Vein, the most distinctive element of the homonymous valley.
Tenuta Santerno is just one of Tenute d'Italia's reference brands: each estate is characterized by a real worship for the culture of the territory, thanks to which the wines that are offered manage to maintain that traditional taste that distinguishes them.