Maximum care of the raw material, strict compliance with defense and production regulations, constant supervision by the control institutes: the Romagna DOC Sangiovese Superiore Ilione completes its name with the important indication of certified organic wine, which completes the spell.
Each wine of the line Canale dei Molini it takes its name from the original toponymy of the Imola water complex: Ilione appears in fact in the list of over twenty mills that still stood on the banks of the majestic canal in the twentieth century.
Also called "by Lone”, It took its name from Door of Alone, the imposing entrance that allowed entry to the city for those who came from Bologna. Built in the thirteenth century in wood, the gate was later fortified on the initiative of Taddeo Manfredi, lord of Imola, promoter of a significant strengthening of the city's defenses: thanks to the work of Guccio del mastro de 'Paolucci, in addition to the construction of a new section of walls, even Porta Alone abandoned the original wooden structure for a much more imposing masonry body.
With the passage of Imola to the Papal legation in 1504, Porta Alone rapidly assumed an ever greater importance as it was in Bologna, the second most important city of the Papal State. It represented a glimpse that projected to a new, rich dimension not only political and economic, but also cultural; a passage through which the city looked out and opened up to the world.
There is perhaps no better historical - and conceptual - reference to match a wine that inaugurates the new route of our brand, yet faithfully linked to the Imola winemaking tradition but at the same time more than ever inspired by new production guidelines, increasingly attentive to sustainability, health and quality.
Ilione is the fruit of one tenacious pursuit of excellence at every stage of production, to offer the market something special, unique.
Ilione it is first of all a Sangiovese, produced in purity with selected grapes to bring back to the glass all the typicality of this noble vine; its special organoleptic characteristics, in addition to the recognition of the Controlled Designation of Origin, have also allowed it to boast the mention Superior.
But not only: the production chain from which it is born Ilione, from the vineyards to the cellar, is certified organic, and as such respectful of precise management and control protocols.
Maximum care of the raw material, strict compliance with the defense and production regulations, constant supervision by the control institutes: Romagna D.O.C. Sangiovese Superiore Ilione therefore completes its name with the important indication of certified organic wine.
However, the peculiarities of Ilione do not end there: the oenologists responsible for the project have in fact wanted to take a further step towards quality, with special attention to the health of consumers. Throughout the winemaking process, thanks to constant monitoring, it was in fact possible to completely eliminate the use of sulfur dioxide, minimizing the sulphite content in the final product.