PRODUCTION OF RED AND WHITE WINES
Podere Riosto is a unique piece of ancient history just outside Bologna:
The landscape is typical of the Apennine mountains (which run the length of the Italian peninsula). Walking through the hills is a rare pleasure where oaks and cypresses encircle vineyards and the famous Riosto ruins, witnessing the passage of centuries.
In 2008/2009 we realized together with our enologist Mariano Pancot a new wine cellar with the latest technological equipment that allows us to transform white and red grapes into high quality wines.
On the upper floor we realised a wine tasting hall used for our events during the year.
The ancient wine cellar of Villa Casalino was carefully restored and is used by the Franceschini Galletti family for the wine aging in oak barrels and the storage of the wine.
Villa Casalino is also used for wine tastings and as public selling point. The vineyards total around 40 acres (16 hectares) mainly organized with Espallier and Guyot 3×1.
DOC vineyards of Bologna Hills are Pignoletto, Barbera, Souvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot.