Biodiversity in the hills of Faenza is best expressed by the “Centesimino” , rediscovered indigenous grape variety, cultivated and cleverly turned into excellent wine from a very small group of producers (eight in all).
Ancarani is not only happy but also proud to be one of these producers; the “Centesimino” is a treasure for the whole territory and one of the strengths for winery enhancement of the whole ‘Romagna’ territory.
It is from this variety we obtain this wine that for so long has been known as “Red Savignôn” … Savignôn, not Sauvignon.
The oldest traced label refers to wine made from grapes Centesimino is the mid-60s and this is marked by “SAUVIGNON – red wine in Faenza.”
It seems that the vineyards of Red Savignôn planted near Oriolo in between the ’60s and the’ 70s, were derived from previous plantation, in turn derived from material taken from Terbato farm, belonging to Mr Pietro Pianori, called ‘Centesimino’. Some sources report that the slips used to set up the plantation of farm Terbato derived from a plant found in a garden within the walls of Faenza.