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Region: Emilia-Romagna

Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa DOC

The somewhat unusual name, Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa, refers to vineyards located in the hills south of Reggio Emilia, and it is indeed historic wine, we are dealing with here.

Thus, the most famous white wine in this zone, called until the 1990s Bianco di Scandiano (today called Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa Bianco Classico DOC), has been highly appreciated since the 14th century, when it was offered (generously) at festivals in the beautiful Boiardi castle.

It was here that the poet Matteo Maria Trams (1441-1491), count of Scandiano, lived following his literary pursuits. He composed, among other songs and sonnets, the famous Italian epic poem “Orlando Innamorato” (Orlando in love), inspired by the poet’s unrequited love for the noble Lady Antonia Caprera Reggio.

What else can one do in this situation, rather than drown their sorrows in wine? This is what the poet used as a bandage for love and he used the famous Bianco di Scandiano.

The poet Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducii (1835-1907) was also quite familiar with the Scandiano white wines, composing a sonnet about wine while the bottles kept coming in.

The appellation includes 15 municipalities around the cities of Scandiano and Canossa (Scandiano e Canossa) and it covers 11 DOC wines. Just as often as in the case of Emilia, there is an interesting mix of dry and sweet, still and sparkling wines.

Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa DOC has something to offer to everyone. 

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Did you know?

That Italy in 2011 was the worlds largest wine producer?