Lauv means wolf in Bologna’s dialect as there are plenty which roam the vineyards near here. This is a field blend of seven red varieties from vineyards up to a hundred years of age, planted on hills of clay and limestone some two to three hundred metres above sea level. This spent three weeks on skins before being pressed off to large wooden casks for two years of ageing. A striking, deep shade of ruby, this is compact and elegant, with fine tannins framing complex flavours of brambly fruit, minerals and herbs. A wine so suited to the hearty, regal cooking for which Emilia is well known.