Ortrugo? No we hadn’t heard of it either, but turns out that this hidden gem of Emilia Romagna is downright delicious. Layers of lemon sorbet scrumptiousness make this a perfect party pairing – just throw in some crab canapes or a garlic prawn starter and you’ll be on the way to vinous heaven.
Based in Rivergaro, on the banks of the Trebbia river, the estate was founded in the early 50s by Anacleto Bonelli. This chap was something of a pioneer, who chose to vinify only native Emilia-Romagna grape varieties at a time when other producers were turning their backs on them.