There are grape varieties from which large or at least impressive wines can be keltern and others who do not work, but they - if they have a winemaker who takes them seriously and understand them - are very sympathetic. Glera, the grape variety from which Prosecco is fabricated, may be the best example. Basically completely irrelevant, she gets in the right hands, at least a little character.
Ortrugo is also a variety. Unlike Glera, however, she never wanted to be the focus, whereupon her name already referred: for the first time she was mentioned in 1881 in the ampelographic bulletin of the Italian Ministry the other grapes were one step deeper. It was planted anyway. Less to be vinified completely for themselves, but about the Malvasia di Candia aromatica - without supporting ifs and but a large grape variety - and combining their force and expansive aroma with a little reluctance.
It is dazzling and so, as a delicate and filigree partner, it flows into the most important orange cuvées of Emilia.
Since the Malvasia di Candia Aromatica occurs almost exclusively in the four valleys, branching towards Apennin, Piacenzas (Nure, Arda, Tidone and Trebbia), you can also find Ortrugo, whose fate is tied to them, almost only there. And because not all the winemakers constantly want to get substantial and emphatic wines, but sometimes also be satisfied with a little less satisfied, it is now also filled up for itself: Almost always sparkling to make their lightness, liveliness and delicates in addition to underline. And almost always as an Emilian answer to Prosecco, with which you can easily absorb it in your best - bottle -fermented - variants.