the heart of the plains of the Po River basin, in Northern
immersed in an agricultural landscape reminiscent of bygone ages,
lies Novellara, a town whose origins are still uncertain. What we
do know, on the other hand, is that during the course of its long
history, the town reached its highest level of splendour during
the dominion of the Gonzaga's, the refined court that had reigned
in Mantua, which gave the town formidable impetus, making it an
independent city-state for over four centuries and leaving many
artistic and architectural works testifying to its glorious past.
course, no delicacy could be missing from the table of a noble
court worthy of its name, and there also had to be plenty of wine.
Precisely in the territory of Novellara, the “vitus labrusca”
grew and still prospers today; it is a spontaneous plant with a
plentiful production of fruit, from whose grapes a harsh drink was
produced. Through the centuries, thanks to the knowing hand of
man, that drink became “Lambrusco” wine.
with other excellent gastronomic specialities, this wine has today
become not only the most important element of an enormous
agricultural economy, but also the most authentic and recognisable
expression of the territory, as it so faithfully resembles the
local population, with its cordial and sincere character.
Zini Vineyards were created from the great passion for Lambrusco
and the conviction that it is possible to give it a personal
interpretation; the vineyard is a young and dynamic reality that
has been launched in the adventure of producing Lambrusco, with
the enthusiasm and passion of beginners, but with some extremely
clear ideas and the evident ambition of seeking quality at all
costs: the personality typical of wines produced with the heart
and through the valorisation of their typical nature, which makes
them recognisable and sanctions the strong ties they have with the
territory, of which they are an expression.
Novellara: The Rocca
Novellara: The theatre