2021 Cantine Bonelli “Sogno” Val de Trebbia
Lineo Belcanto is the collection of wines Cantine Bonelli named in honor of Puccini's librettist, Luigi Illica, who was born in Piancenza. The grapes for the Sogno (Puccini's La Boheme, "...Sogno chi'o vorrei sempre sognor") are grown on hillsides 18 miles southwest of Piancenza in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. A blend of the region's native grapes, Ortrugo and Malvasia di Candia, this is a unique and delicious wine. It is low in alcohol and ever so slightly effervescent. The fizziness is achieved after a three-month long Charmat process; the same process used to make Prosecco. The Sogno is aromatic with notes of hawthorn and wisteria, but the finish is perceptively dry. It's a wine to drink on its own or with light snacks, be it at lunch or dinner.