Raffaella has chosen to enhance typical grape varieties of Romagna and specifically of Bertinoro: in her vineyards you can only find Sangiovese and Albana. These grapes achieve their full potential thanks to love and attention from Raffaella, respectful of the surrounding environment.
Raffaella Bissoni produces high quality wines with controlled and warranted designation of origin (DOCG Romagna) and controlled designation of origin (DOC Romagna). Wines have officially been certified as organic since the 2016 harvest.
The Bissoni winery ethos is very simple, there are no secrets: in order to achieve maximum quality, yields are kept low, between 60 and 80 quintals per hectare. Grapes are hand-picked at the right moment, with care and delicacy. Thanks to this special care and to the generosity of soils, excellent grape quality enables wine production without invasive intervention. Wines follow local tradition and at the same time mirror the personality of Raffaella, standard bearer of sustainability and respect for Nature.
Sangiovese is the most famous wine made in Romagna that, together with Tuscany, is the cradle of this grape variety. Sangiovese was the first wine of Romagna to obtain the controlled designation of origin (DOC In Italian) on 9th July 1967. The Bissoni winery produces four versions of Sangiovese, all of them made from 100% Sangiovese grapes: the young and fruity “Girapoggio”; the rich, mature and persistent “Bissoni Riserva”; the special reserve aged in new French oak barrels “Vigna Colecchio” and the unique Red Passito made from Sangiovese grapes, late harvested only in the most suitable vintages.
Albana, wine exclusive to the Romagna region, was the first white grape variety to obtain the controlled and warranted designation of origin (DOCG in Italian) in 1987. “Albana Bissoni” is a rare gem on the Italian wine scene. The Albana vineyard on the Bissoni estate is located in a foggy area next to the woodlands, where ripe berries are transformed by the so called “Noble rot”, the rare Botrytis Cinerea. This is the same rot that makes the renowned wines of Sauternes so great and complex. Grapes are left to dry on the vines and berries are picked one by one with countless successive selections during the ideal ripening moment. This means that the resulting wine has a very limited production but is of truly outstanding quality.