📍Emilia-Romagna | Colline Romagnole
🍇Sangiovese, Merlot
🧑‍🌾 Organic agricolture

The unconventional and straightforward side of Sangiovese di Romagna.

Mauro and Davide are the owners of the Villa Venti farm. They are brothers-in-law and they became farmers by learning, studying and trusting those who guided them. They left their jobs to dedicate themselves to agriculture and live in Roncofreddo, in the province of Cesena, in a corner of Romagna where you can breathe peace and watch buzzards fly, letting themselves be floated by warm currents.

At the Nuremberg Organic Wine Fair, foreign buyers asked Mauro if the same wine they had tasted in bottles could be purchased in bag in boxes. Bag in box? (doubtful expression on Mauro's face). That same afternoon there was a conference dedicated to this subject and Mauro took part as an auditor. In 2007, in virgin and unsuspected times, Mauro 'bagged' his Sangiovese in this container and time proved him right... Even Fabio Giavedoni, editor of the Slowine guide, initially skeptical about the idea of drinking a wine in plastic, has reconsidered and has even written a article.

Villa Venti is now a landmark in the area, spokesman of a clean, salty and straightforward way to interpret the Sangiovese. The distinctive elements of their work are: the microzonation and the alberello. Over time, four biotypes of Sangiovese have been planted that give their best at different times and in order not to miss this moment you walk between the rows, you taste grapes, you understand when to pick them with an empirical approach, simple and careful. The alberello (small tree) reigns supreme here, it cannot be mechanized and it fascinates every time you see it, in Romagna a little more...