A WIDE-RANGING VOCATION
The territory in which our members (who supply the grapes from which Righi wines are made and represent, therefore, the beginning of the traceability process mentioned earlier) is that of the Province of Modena and, in part, that of Bologna.
Lambrusco grapes are the best known and certainly provide some of the most popular wines, but other indigenous Italian and Emilian varieties have, for centuries, supplied wine for the inhabitants of Modena and Bologna. Among these are Montuni, Trebbiano Romagnolo, Albana and Pignoletto, now called more correctly Grechetto Gentile in order to emphasize its noble Greek origins.
This is the mission that Righi has given itself.
Its epicenter is in the commune of Castelvetro but it has spread to the neighboring communes of the Province of Modena.
It has loosely-packed clusters with red stalks and medium-sized leaves of an intense green color. These grapes produce a wine with a lively ruby red color and purple rim.
It is tannic, with substantial body.
For ten years it has been planted in the plain between Modena and Bologna, alongside the River Reno. Production has now spread to include areas under vine throughout the Province of Modena, resulting in the new Pignoletto di Modena DOC.
The bunches are medium-sized, compact or more loosely-packed, almost cylindrical.
The color of the wine is straw yellow with greenish highlights.
Its broad fragrance includes notes of pomegranate, hazelnut and almond.
The taste is dry and appealing.
LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA
It is found mainly in the central part of the Province of Modena, between the Secchia and Panaro rivers, with its heart in the commune of Sorbara.
The grape clusters are long and pyramid-shaped and very loosely-packed, with leaves that have five very small lobes.
The color of the wine is a medium ruby red or rosé. The tannins are heightened by the acidity and the fragrance has notes of violets and red fruits, such as currants.
The production area lies between the Provinces of Modena and Bologna.
It has medium-sized, pentagonal, three-lobed leaves.
The grape clusters are medium to large, 18-20 cm long, elongated, cylindrical, pyramid-shaped, often with one or two “wings”.
The color of the wine is pale yellow, the aroma is mild, pleasant and persistent. The taste is tangy, dry and fresh, with a pleasant touch of bitterness.
It is mainly produced in the north of the Province of Modena, starting from the area of Santa Croce in the commune of Carpi. It takes its name from the cylindrical or cylindrical/conical shape of the bunch.
It has deep green leaves, with pronounced veins.
The wine is bright red; it has good balance both in terms of acidity and structure, and is harmonious in flavor and in its floral and fruity aroma.
This is a white grape variety, which is particularly widespread in the fertile plains of Romagna.
It is a member of the Trebbiano family, which is of Etruscan origin.
The medium to high vigor of the variety makes it suitable for fertile environments with good water supplies, which allow it to produce fresh, low-tannin wines, with neutral flavors and aromas.
The Albana grape is particularly widespread in Emilia-Romagna.
Its origin seems to date back to Roman times, from the area of the Colli Albani.
The characteristics of the grape variety make it particularly suitable for the production of high- quality dessert wines.
It is also used as part of the blend to enhance white semi-sparkling wines.