We discovered the wines of Orsi San Vito while travelling through Emilia a few years ago.
After arriving at their tiny cantina in the Colli Bolognesi just a little tender after too much Lambrusco and Culatello the night before, within minutes we were nursing hunks of Strolghino, the local sausage and glasses of their sparkling Pignoletto. A few minutes passed and our glasses were empty, our arms outstretched for more.
The hills upon which the vines grow have been known locally for producing great wine for decades and since Federico purchased the land and converted it to biodynamics the wines from this cantina have gone from strength to strength.
These are bright wines with a real drinkability that often goes missing in this part of the world. Respect to the folks at San Vito for restoring faith in this often lowly grape and the humble appellation within which it is grown.