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Ortrugo

Ortrugo is an Italian white grape variety originating in the Emilia-Romagna region.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Ortrugo is a light-skinned grape variety. The wines tend to be full-bodied with high level of alcohol.

Fresh Ortrugo grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Ortrugo is mainly planted in the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. Ortrugo is a late-ripening variety, and is quite vigorous.The wines are often blended with Malvasia di Candia Aromatica. It is usually made in a dry style, though some sweeter versions can be found. Ortrugo pairs well with light seafood dishes, such as steamed clams or grilled shrimp. It also goes well with vegetable dishes, such as stir-fried vegetables, or light salads.

Foods to pair with Ortrugo:

Salad
Smoky
Fish
Asian food
Fun Fact about Ortrugo
The name Ortrugo is derived from altrughe or artrugo, meaning ‘the other grape’ in local dialect.

Top Wines with Ortrugo

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Denavolo Catavela Bianco Natural

Denavolo Rivergaro

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Denavolo Rivergaro Catavela Bianco, crafted by Giulio Armani, stands as an epitome of artisanal winemaking in Italy. This entry-level offering embodies spontaneity and drinkability, reflecting Armani's steadfast commitment to terroir-driven expressions. Catavela is a charismatic orange wine with a vibrant personality. Armani adheres to rigorous principles in the vineyard and cellar, allowing only minimal use of copper and sulfur and conducting spontaneous fermentations with varying degrees of skin maceration. Catavela, with its more carefree and approachable character, undergoes a brief seven-day skin maceration in stainless steel containers. Its luminous amber hue invites exploration, revealing a captivating bouquet of orange zest, apricot, and aromatic herbs. Incisive yet refreshing, Catavela delivers a succulent and lively palate, making it a standout choice even on scorching summer days.
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poultry
asian cuisine
roasted vegetables
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