• Randi Winery

    Posted: 11/03/2015 4:21 pm EDT Updated: March 26, 2015 10:48 am

    The fame of our winery owes it to Antonio Longanesi whose nickname was Burson. The ancient grapes of Loganesi was discovered when Antonio saved the last samples of grapes among the rows of his vines, of which the variety carries his name today. Although the origins of the grape come from the various probable theories and stories are uncertain, it has definitely found its habitat in the current terroir.

    Situated in the territory of Bagnacavallo in the Romagnola Plain, the vineyards were cultivated in a farm like manner. The discovery of this variety can definitely be credited to the lucky intuition of Antonio Loganesi. While spending time at his farm near Bagnacavallo (Ravenna), during the winter, he noticed a wild grapevine next to an oak tree which caught him by surprise its survival and the ability to remain undamaged in the late autumn. The sweetness of the grapes also sparked his interest.

    Its founding took place shortly after the end of the Second World War. However, in the 1950s, the Loganesi family decided that the only way to ensure the survival of the rare and ancient grape, they had to renew their fixtures and fittings by abandoning the old row methods sustained by oak trees and approach a more modern style of vine management. Their decision enabled the vines to successfully multiply fruitfully.

    The vineyard’s first harvest took place a few years later and then again surprising Antonio with the fact that a red wine could be served at 14°C while the typical serving temperature for red wines are 18-20°C, which is especially unthinkable of the grapes in the Romagnola lowlands.

    In 1997, the Loganesi grape faced its first exposure to the public. Then in 1999, a group of farmers founded a consortium named Bagnacavallo to promote the products and grapes from Burson – they namely are produced in the blue and black labels variety, and also to put in place. By 2000, the Loganesi grape became officially after thorough analysis were done by the San Michele Aldige Institute.

    Over the years, Randi followed an engineering way of integrated production. Integrated production is a technique of cultivating the vines as environmentally friendly and sustainable possible, with combining only some chemical products and other agricultural techniques only when it is absolutely necessary.

    The main grapes grown in the winery based on their acreage are Trebbiano, Uva Loganesi, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Uva Dora, Malbo Gentile, and Famoso.