Welcome to one of the richest regions in Europe, which boasts one of the highest living standards of Italy and is home to many of the most popular food and wine products in the country.
Easily reachable from Venice, Florence and Milan, Emilia-Romagna lies in the heart of northern Italy. Medici Ermete is located right in the centre of this wonderful territory: we are in Reggio Emilia, the homeland of Lambrusco! Among other things, the Tricolore, the Italian flag, was born in 1797 right here in Reggio Emilia.
The climate of the region is warm and sunny in summer, while winters are severe, with fog enveloping the plains and snow often falling on the hills.
This is an incredibly fertile land, which gives rise to excellence products known all over the world, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham, Culatello, Salame, Mortadella, and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, as well as historical and famous dishes such as tortellini in broth, cappelletti, lasagne and tagliatelle alla bolognese, and of course the ever-present Lambrusco.
Lambrusco has been here, in Emilia, for such a long time that the first traces date back to antiquity. It is an indigenous grape variety, which means that it was born and developed in a specific area. Lambrusco grapes produce a sparkling and dry red or rosé wine.
But the particularities and beauty of Lambrusco in our territory do not end here. Lambrusco represents a grapes family composed of many varietals, about fifteen. Each varietal has different distinctive characteristics. Today, in the various Medici Ermete estates we cultivate Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Marani and Ancellotta (a local variety that is not part of the Lambrusco family, but to which it is strongly linked).
We therefore welcome you to Emilia Romagna, one of the most prosperous regions in Europe, recognized worldwide as the “queen of the table”, home to an incomparable food and wine heritage.