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Colli d'Imola Bianco D.O.C.


Regional Designation of Origin

Colli d'Imola Bianco is produced with white grapes coming from one or more non aromatic vine varieties grown within the same farm property. They should be recommended or authorized in the province of Bologna. Colli d'Imola Bianco is a straw-coloured, clear wine with a winy, slightly fruity bouquet and a dry, semi-sweet or sweet taste. The total minimum alcohol content is 11° and it should be served at 8-10°C. The total minimum alcohol content of the Superiore version is 11.50° with a maximum yield per hectare of 11 tons. Colli d’Imola Bianco also comes into the sparkling type.


Legal reference:
The DOC Colli d’Imola wines were established by a Decree on 1 July 1997.

Growing techniques:
The suitable soil is well-exposed, medium-texture and clayey, usually calcareous. Vineyards are allowed to be irrigated not more than twice a year. The maximum production per hectare is 12 tons with a grape yield not higher than 70%. The minimum number of plants per hectare is 3,330 (for the new vineyards).

Production area :
It includes the vine-growing areas located in the municipalities of Fontanelice, Borgo Tossignano, Casalfiumanese, Imola, Dozza, Castel San Pietro Terme and Ozzano dell’Emilia. As for the municipalities of Imola, Dozza, Castel San Pietro Terme and Ozzano dell’Emilia, the downstream boundary is marked by Highroad No. 9 Via Emilia .

Matching with food:
The sparkling type is an excellent aperitif and is ideal with all starters. The Riserva type is a full-bodied wine which is perfectly matched with tagliolini dressed with scalogno di Romagna, tomato sauce and ham.

Protection association:

Ente Tutela Vini di Romagna Garibaldi, 2 - 48018 Faenza (Ra) 
Tel. +39 0546 28455 - Fax +39 0546 665063

Comitato D.O.C. Colli d'Imola

via Boccaccio, 27 - 40026 Imola (BO) 
Tel. +39 0542 602400 -  Fax +39 0542 602426


Related events:
"Calici di Stelle" (Wine under the stars) – Imola, Dozza, Fontanelice.

“Prova d’assaggio dei Vini dell’Imolese” a competition among the wines produced in Imola’s area. Wine tasting also takes place under the guide of professional sommeliers of A.I.S. (The Italian Association of Sommeliers). It is held during Baccanale, a festival featuring cultural initiatives as well as events related to wine and food.

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Last update: 18-10-2013