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Albana Secco (Italy)

Romagna Albana Secco is a dry white wine from Emilia Romagna.

The Albana grape grows in the area between Ravenna and Rimini.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Peach
Peach
Pear
Pear

Apricot
Apricot
Pineapple
Pineapple
Acacia
Acacia
Mineral
Flint

Albana wines are unique in their floral aromas and mineral characteristics.

Citrus, Peach, Apricot, and Pineapple are typical flavors, with Acacia flowers in the nose.

Profile

Albana is known to be aromatic, but light in body, and crisp in acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Sushi
Sushi

Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Salads
Salads
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Albana pairs best with Seafood and Fried Fish.

The best Albana DOCGs can have enough body to match white meat.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Seafood. Raw Fish. Sushi.
Grilled or Fried White Fish. Sea Bass.
Seafood Pasta and Seafood Risotto.
Vinegar Salad. Caprese Salad.
Italian. Indian. Asian Dishes.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Feta. Mozzarella. Robiola.
Washed-Rind Cheeses.

Italian Specialities:
Baccalà.
Lamb with Peas.

Romagna Albana DOCG

The Albana grape grows mainly in Emilia-Romagna.

The grape's origin from the Colli Albani area dates back to Roman times.

Albana di Romagna got the DOC status (Denominazione Origine Controllata e Garantita) in 1967, DOCG in 1987, and changed the name to Romagna Albana in 2011.

The DOCG status covers 5 types of wine:

NameAlcoholSugar
Bianco Secco12.0%3 g/l
Bianco Amabile12.5%30 g/l
Bianco Dolce13.0%70 g/l
Passito17.0%300 g/l
Passito Riserva24.0%350 g/l

Emilia Romagna

Bologna (the capital) and the other big cities, Parma, and Modena are known as the mecca of food.

In the wine world, Emilia Romagna is best known for Lambrusco.

Red Wines:

Lambrusco
Sangiovese

White Wines:

Pignoletto
Albana di Romagna

Primary Grapes:

30% Trebbiano
20% Lambrusco
15% Sangiovese

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

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