Podere Riosto is located on the hills south of Bologna that stretch towards the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines along the main Futa highway that connects Bologna with Florence. The quality of the wine is guaranteed by the climatic, geological and environmental characteristics of our territory, from the passion of the people who work there and participate in achieving wines of pure excellence, adopting state-of-the-art oenological technologies that respect tradition and the environment. Podere Riosto has 24 specialist vineyards, whose soil composition classifies them as Cru. The Riosto hills are located at an altitude of 350 m. a.s.l. and are characterised by:

  • sandy soil texture

  • a microclimate with sunny summers and snowy winters

  • South, South/East and South West exposure with excellent ventilation

    The different percentages of sand, silt and clay and the different exposures and altitudes lead the grapes and the wines to develop different tastes and olfactory expressions. The vineyards cover an area of approximately 16 hectares and are mainly organised using espalier structures on 3×1 spurred cordon/Guyot pruning and plant spacing systems. Our Colli Bolognesi DOC grapes are:

    • Pignoletto

    • Chardonnay

    • Barbera

    • Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc

    • Merlot

    • Vite del Fantini

      Harvesting is carried out by hand using small baskets. The low yields of grapes per hectare, also obtained by increased spacing of the bunches, allow the organoleptic and olfactory-taste characteristics of the grapes to be maintained and enhanced to obtain wines of extraordinary quality.



      This centenary vine was discovered by Luigi Fantini in 1961 in the Pianoro territory and remained abandoned for a long time among the brambles before finally being recovered by Stefano Galli who used all his passion in removing the bushes that suffocated the entire plant.

      Fortunately, we were able to save the plant in collaboration with our agronomist Federico Curtaz, GAL 5 Valli, Dr. Fontana and Dr. Filippetti of the University of Bologna.

      This group studied the morphological and genetic characteristics of the plant and the grapes for many years until it was registered with the Italian Grapevine Register in 2009 under the name of Vite del Fantini.

      At present we produce 2 wines with grapes obtained from this ancient vine: Vecchio Riosto and Spumante Rosè For You.