Gradizzolo, Antonio Ognibene

Italy, Emilia Romagna, Bologne



Antonio Ognibene makes expressive, white wines from grapes specific to the Emilio Romano region.  Il Bersot 1933 is 80 year old vines Pignoletto and is only produced in great vintages as the vines are so old and fragile.  The Pignoletto Anfore is fermented, as are all his wines unsing indeigenous yeasts and aged in traditional 1000 Liter Anfore made from the clay earth at Gradizzolo.  Naigarten is an ancient word for the Negrettino grape that has been grown on the steep slopes of the Gradizzolo winery since 1900.  This dark colored, organic wine is aged in large barrels, hand-harvested in small cases and bottled unfiltered.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
I.G.T. Pignoletto Emilia Il Bersot 1933 NV Pignoletto 82 years (1933) Clay and marly soil Sustainable
Pignoletto Le Anfore Pignoletto 30 years (1985) Clay and limestone Sustainable
Naigarten Negrettino Negrettino 30 years (1985) Limestone and marly soil Sustainable