The production of wine is the king of the table, infact the wines of “Colli d’Imola” have the honour of bearing the tittle of D.O.C. These vineyards produce such white wines as Chardonnay, Pignoletto, Trebbiano, Sauvignon and the famous Albana DOGC and red wines as Barbera, Cabernet and Sangiovese. Sangiovese, the most typical wine of this area, get its name from the Latin “Sanguis Jovis”, which literally means the blood of Zeus. The famous Chianti of the Tuscany region is produced from a cut of the Sangiovese grapes.
The Sangiovese from Imola is dry and fruity and has a dark ruby colour. It accompanies roasted and grilled meats and cold cuts perfectly. During the first week of the Baccanale there is a special international exhibit dedicated to this wine.
For wine lovers we suggest a visit to the Enoteca Regionale, which is situated in the fascinating cellars of the Fortress of Dozza. Here visitors will find the permanent exposition of 500 DOC and DOCG wines representing the 160 associated producers.