Bosco Eliceo Fortana DOC

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Bosco Eliceo Fortana DOC is a red wine produced in Emilia-Romagna with grapes of Fortana. It is a wine with a certain personality, due above all to the very particular terroir of the production area. Depending on the residual sugar it is available in the dry version (without residual sugar), abboccato (little sweet), amabile (little sweet) or sweet; moreover, depending on the method of vinification it can be still, vivace (lively) or frizzante (semi-sparkling).

It is probably the most representative wine of the designation Bosco Eliceo DOC, unique in the Italian panorama: its wines are often called “sand wines”, because of the particular territory where they are produced. It is in fact a stretch of coastline between the mouth of the river Po and the city of Ravenna that is affected by the proximity to the Adriatic Sea: salt water, the breeze rich in iodine and the mainly sandy alluvial soil - hence the name “sand wines” - contribute to the production of wines that are known for their liveliness and corpulent flavor.


The color is more or less intense ruby red with violet reflections; the nose reveals a clear wineiness, fruity notes (cherries), sometimes spicy; the taste is tannic, sapid, from dry to sweet depending on the residual sugar.

Food pairing

Bosco Eliceo Fortana DOC, especially in the sparkling version, goes well with local products, such as Ferrara's salami, eel and fish soups. It is ideal with fatty and fried foods.


  • registration: 1989 DOC
  • designation: Bosco Eliceo DOC
  • wine category: rosso
  • carbon dioxide: still, vivace, semi-sparkling
  • residual sugar: dry, abboccato, amabile, sweet
Production zone
  • region: Emilia-Romagna
  • provinces: Ferrara, Ravenna
  • municipalities: Goro, Mesola, Lago Santo, Comacchio, Argenta, Codigoro, Cervia, Ravenna
  • Bosco Eliceo Fortana
Grapes varieties
  • Fortana 85-100%
  • other local grapes 0-15%
Maximum productivity
  • grapes quintals / hectare: 150
  • wine hectoliters / grapes quintal: 70% 
  • wine hectoliters / hectare: 105
Minimum alcohol
  • Bosco Eliceo Fortana: 11,5%
  • temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • glass: medium wine glass
  • longevity: 1-2 years
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