Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Italian wine region which stretches across north-central Italy from the eastern Adriatic coast to include vast tracts of inland Emilia in the west, which is quite distinct from coastal Romagna in the east (see map under italy).

There are four very individual areas, each producing distinct wines: the hills around Piacenza in the north west bordering lombardy; the plain in central Emilia around Parma, Reggio nell’Emilia, and Modena; the hills around Bologna; and the hills in Romagna between Imola and Rimini bordering tuscany to the south east.