Along the Adriatic coast, in the Ferrara area you enter the most significant Italian area for vin de sable, sand-grown wines, on soils where vines are grown among the fragrant breezes and the Mediterranean shrub, which draw nourishment from the roots sunk in the arena near the Po Delta. The strong identity of the wines obtained has allowed the creation of the DOC Bosco Eliceo, of which the most representative vine is the fortana. A princely grape of the coastal strip dotted with dunes, woods, brackish valleys and salt marshes, it has been cultivated since the 11th century thanks to the land reclamation of the monks of Pomposa. In the rows of vines, therefore, there are low and centuries-old vines, including ungrafted vines. Little alcohol and a lot of minerality make the fortana a wine that adapts to all situations, from aperitifs to fish dinners: the characteristic sapid taste-olfactory bouquet is strong also.