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Umberto Cesari

Umberto Cesari has been the ambassador of Sangiovese in the world for over 50 years. Respect for the environment and tradition, combined with the most modern technologies are the fundamental values of the company that extends over 350 hectares on the hills of Castel San Pietro Terme.

Overview

Umberto Cesari is located on the hills overlooking the ancient Via Emilia, on the border between Emilia and Romagna, at an altitude ranging from 75 to 250 meters above sea level.

Here, in Castel San Pietro Terme, Umberto Cesari and his wife Giuliana started their business in the early 1960s. Among the first to believe in the potential of wines from Emilia Romagna, he decided to found the company that today bears his name, investing all his efforts in enhancing the local native vines at a time when quality and typicality were concepts away.

Among the first winegrowers in the region to focus on quality production, over the years it has been able to combine the most advanced technologies and techniques with respect for tradition and the environment. The original 20 hectares have expanded over the years, currently reaching 175 hectares of owned vineyards and 180 for rent.

Everything starts here, from these 8 estates: Claterna, Casetta, Parolino, Laurento, Cà Grande, Miravalle, Tauleto and Liano. 355 hectares of vineyards protected by a crown of clayey rocks: the Calanchi Azzurri, so called because of the cerulean color that the slopes take on sunny days. The same gullies that, together with the marked characterization of the seasons, favor a mild climate characterized by a high temperature range, constant wind and lots of sunshine.

The 8 estates are managed according to the roles of sustainable viticulture.

Umberto Cesari was among the first in Emilia Romagna to believe in the great potential of the typical grapes of the Region, Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Albana di Romagna and Pignoletto, just to name a few, to which were added important international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

The grapes harvested in our own vineyards are processed using the most modern and advanced vinification techniques, with the utmost respect for the winemaking tradition and the environment.

Our company, our cellars, our vineyards are located in the heart of Emilia Romagna and summarize their spirit and wealth. This extended area of ​​north-eastern Italy, which hosts the country’s largest plain between the sea and the mountains, is a land where some of the greatest European excellences are concentrated: delicate landscapes and historic and elegant cities, important productive realities and companies of excellence, superfine foods and very high levels of quality of life.

Wine

Grapes

  • Albana
  • Bursona longanesi
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pignoletto
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon bianco
  • Trebbiano

Rosé

  • MOMA Rosé Sangiovese Merlot Rubicone IGT

Dessert

  • PASSITO COLLE DEL RE Albana di Romagna DOCG

Red

  • IOVE Sangiovese Merlot Rubicone IGT
  • IOVE Sangiovese Romagna DOC
  • CA’ GRANDE Romagna DOC Sangiovese Superiore
  • SANGIOVESE di Romagna DOC Riserva
  • MOMA Rosso Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Rubicone IGT
  • LAURENTO Romagna DOC Sangiovese Riserva
  • LIANO Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicone IGT
  • YEMULA Sangiovese Merlot Rubicone IGT
  • TAULETO Sangiovese Rubicone IGT
  • RESULTUM Sangiovese Rubicone IGT

White

  • IOVE Romagna Trebbiano DOC
  • IOVE Chardonnay Pinot Grigio Emilia IGT
  • PIGNOLETTO DOC Vino frizzante
  • COLLE DEL RE Romagna Albana DOCG – Secco
  • MOMA SPUMANTE BRUT Pignoletto DOC
  • MOMA Bianco Trebbiano Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Rubicone IGT
  • LIANO Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Rubicone IGT

 

Wine Activities

We offer various types of tours & tastings. All the proposals include a visit to the vineyards, the wine-making and aging cellars led by company personnel, followed by a guided wine tasting to choose from:

TOUR CLASSIC – guided tasting of 3 wines paired with products typical of our territory:

  • Pignoletto DOC frizzante paired with mortadella Favolosa Palmieri®, sliced thin and served with classic white bread
  • Cà Grande Sangiovese di Romagna DOC paired with salsiccia passita (typical cold cut) and warm piadina (traditional flat bread).
  • Laurento Sangiovese Riserva paired with Parmigiano Reggiano Hombre®  BIO aged more than30 months served with our Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP.

Price per person € 25,00

TOUR PREMIUM – guided tasting of 4 wines paired with products typical of our territory:

  • Moma Bianco Trebbiano Chardonnay Rubicone IGT paired with mortadella Favolosa Palmieri®, sliced thin and served with Squacquerone di Romagna DOP and white bread.
  • Moma Rosso Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicone IGT paired with salsiccia passita (typical cold cut) and warm piadina (traditional flat bread).
  • Laurento Sangiovese Riserva paired with a potatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano flan.
  • Yemula Sangiovese Merlot Rubicone IGT paired with Parmigiano Reggiano Hombre®  BIO aged more than 24 and 30 months served with our Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP.

Price per person € 39,00

TOUR SUPERIOR – guided tasting of 3 100% Sangiovese wines paired with products typical of our territory:

  • Cà Grande Romagna DOC Sangiovese Superiore paired with a mousse of mortadella Favolosa Palmieri® served with different types of bread.
  • Laurento Romagna DOC Sangiovese Riserva paired with Salame Rosa (typical cold cut),  the excellence of Artigianquality, served with dark bread,  tangerins marmelade and Caciotta di Monte San Pietro.
  • Resultum Sangiovese Rubicone IGT paired with Pecorino Gran Cru  di Grotta from Brisighella Antica Cascina and 75% Sao Tomé dark chocolate Guido Gobino®.

Price per person € 35,00

TOUR DELUXE – guided tasting of Umberto Cesari’s iconic wines paired with products typical of our territory:

  • Liano Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Rubicone IGT paired with Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP aged 18 months, served with Scquacquerone di Romagna DOP, caramelized figues and white bread.
  • Liano Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicone IGT paired with a potatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano flan.
  • Tauleto Sangiovese Rubicone IGT paired with Parmigiano Reggiano Hombre®  BIO aged more than30 months served with our Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP.
  • Resultum Sangiovese Rubicone IGT paired with Pecorino Gran Cru  di Grotta from Brisighella Antica Cascina and 75% Sao Tomé dark chocolate Guido Gobino®.

Price per person € 49,00

Attractions

Museums

  • Museo delle Ceramiche a Faenza
  • Museo Archeologico (Bologna)
  • MAMBO (Bologna)
  • Museo della Storia di Bologna
  • Museo Ducati (Borgo Panigale)
  • Pinacoteca (Bologna)
  • Museo Civico Medievale (Bologna)

Beaches on the Romagna coast

Golf Club Le Fonti Castel San Pietro Terme

Natural parks

Archeological and cultural sites

  • 7 Churches of Santo Stefano
  • Torre Garisenda
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • San Petronio

 

 

Location

Via Stanzano 2160, Castel San Pietro Terme, 40024 BO, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Via Stanzano 2160, Castel San Pietro Terme, 40024 BO, Emilia Romagna, Italy