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Albana

Albana is a white grape variety that is grown in central Italy, particularly in Emilia-Romagna. It is one of the oldest Italian grape varieties, with some records dating back to the 13th century.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Albana has a light yellow colour with a greenish hue. Its aromas are suggestive of citrus fruits, green apples, melon, white flowers and herbs. On the palate, Albana has a medium body with a good balance of acidity and alcohol. Its flavours are of peach, melon and citrus fruits.

Fresh Albana grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Albana is mainly grown in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, with small plantings in the Marche, Lazio and Umbria regions. Albana is a vigorous, late-ripening variety that prefers a warm climate and well-drained soils. It is usually harvested in late September or early October. For winemaking, Albana is usually made as a dry or semi-dry wine. The wines are usually light-bodied and dry, with good acidity and aromas of citrus and green fruits. Albana is most associated with the Emilia-Romagna region, where it is used to make a DOCG wine called Albana di Romagna. This wine is usually made in a dry or semi-dry style and has aromas and flavours of citrus, green apples and white flowers. Albana pairs well with seafood, light pastas and salads. It also pairs well with cheeses such as Brie, Gorgonzola and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Foods to pair with Albana:

Pasta
Pizza
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Albana
Albana is believed to be the first Italian grape variety to receive a DOCG classification, which it received in 1987.

Top Wines with Albana

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Tre Monti Vigna Rocca Albana Secco

Tre Monti

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Tre Monti Vigna Rocca Albana Secco is a remarkable wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the prestigious appellation, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in a unique vineyard with exceptional features. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. With its distinct style, this Albana Secco offers a delightful balance of flavors, showcasing the characteristics of the grape variety. Its enticing aromas and well-structured palate make it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a high-quality and enjoyable experience.
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grilled fish
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fried foods
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Tre Monti Vitalba Albana in Anfora

Tre Monti

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Tre Monti Vitalba Albana in Anfora is a unique and distinctive white wine produced by Tre Monti, a renowned winery located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Made from the Albana grape variety, which is native to the region, this wine is aged in clay amphorae, giving it a distinct character and flavor profile. The vineyards where the grapes are grown are situated on the hillsides of Imola, benefiting from the region's ideal climate and soil conditions. The winemaking process is carefully managed to ensure the wine retains its natural freshness and acidity, resulting in a crisp and refreshing wine with notes of citrus and white flowers.
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grilled meats
salads
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cheeses
fruits
asian cuisine
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$42.99
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Fattoria Zerbina Bianco di Ceparano Romagna Albana Secco

Fattoria Zerbina

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Fattoria Zerbina Bianco di Ceparano Romagna Albana Secco is a high-quality white wine produced by Fattoria Zerbina, a renowned winery located in the heart of Romagna, Italy. This wine is made from Albana grapes grown in the Ceparano vineyard, which benefits from a unique microclimate and soil composition. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the grapes, followed by a gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is dry, crisp, and refreshing, with a delicate aroma of white flowers and citrus fruits. Fattoria Zerbina Bianco di Ceparano Romagna Albana Secco is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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