Albana di Romagna
Albana is one of the most important grape varieties in Romagna, along with Sangiovese and Trebbiano. It needs a lot of water and thrives best in the red clay soils of the mountains between Faenza and the river Ronco east of Forlì. Wines from the Albana grape are available in secco (dry), amabile (sweet) and dolce (sweet). Although dry and sweet wines are much more common, they develop their full potential mainly as sweet wines. The grapes are either dried before pressing or exposed to noble rot and stored in small barrels. This produces high-quality wines with notes of honey and dried apricots.