The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes of the Vigneti delle Dolomiti Rosso Gaban Bolognani are grown on the hill of Martignano near the archaeological site of Riparo Gabàn at an altitude of 220 meters on mixed sandy soil, clayey with skeleton (stones) with west, south-west exposure. The harvest is manual in boxes with selection in the vineyard and the vinification is traditional in red. The Vigneti delle Dolomiti Rosso IGT “Gabàn” Bolognani is aged in wood for more than a year, then 7-8 months in glass.
Bolognani wine is a family-run firm (managed by siblings Diego, Sergio, Renzo and Lucia), which we have grown with the tenacious support of our mother, Armida. The business started in our historic facilities (which are still in use) back in 1952, when our father Nilo purchased them; while the facilities themselves (which always had their own cellar) were built in the late nineteenth-early twentieth century.
We create mostly white wines using grapes grown in the hills around Lavis, Val di Cembra and Trento, which we mostly buy from local farmers, with whom we have had excellent and solid relations for decades. Since our 1986 vintage, we have been running our own small selections in the countryside, which we use in our productions, which adds up to a few tens of thousands of bottles in total. With the 2000 and 2004 vintages, we create, using our own vineyards, our exclusive “Cru”: Gabàn and Sanròc, respectively.