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Lambrusco

Lambrusco is Italy's most popular red grape variety. What many do not know, Lambrusco also has some white mutations. Lambrusco is the main name of multiple varieties. The most important ones are Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco di Salamino, Lambursco Grasparossa di Castelvetro amabile. The grape is known for its intense and ruby red colour, with a light, bright hue. It has a fruity nose, with aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and wild cherry. On the palate, the wine shows great variety from dry to sweet with high acidity and pronounced tannins.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Fresh Lambrusco grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Lambrusco is grown predominantly in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, most notably in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The variety is also grown in small quantities in other regions, including Veneto, Lombardy, and Piedmont. Lambrusco is a vigorous and highly productive vine, with a large canopy and wide-spreading branches. The variety is best suited to a warm, sunny climate, with well-drained soil. In order to promote their fruit driven character, they are harvested early and the grapes are cooled before fermentation. The wines are then commonly fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures to further enhance their fruitiness. In Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco is typically made in the frizzante style. The wines are light, fresh, and acidic, with aromas of red fruits, dark fruits and herbs. Depending on the region and Lambrusco variety, the body varies from light to full bodied. A small percentage of the production also undergoes the second fermentation in the bottle. Lambrusco is a great food wine, as its acidity and tannins make it a perfect match for a variety of dishes. The wines pair well with Italian cuisine, such as cured meats, tomato-based sauces, and pastas. It also pairs well with grilled meats, and fish.

Foods to pair with Lambrusco:

Pasta
Pizza
Deep fried
Beef
Sausage
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Lambrusco
Lambrusco used to be the imported wine in the US. And the Lambursco di Salamino has received its name because, according to the growers, it looks like a salami.

Top Wines with Lambrusco

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Ceci Terre Verdiane Lambrusco

Ceci

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Ceci Terre Verdiane Lambrusco is a delightful sparkling red wine that hails from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Crafted with care and expertise, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the Lambrusco grape variety. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the region's favorable climate and soil composition, resulting in grapes that are bursting with flavor. The winemaking process involves a careful balance of tradition and modern techniques, ensuring that the wine retains its vibrant and fruity character. With its lively effervescence and refreshing acidity, Ceci Terre Verdiane Lambrusco is the perfect choice for those seeking a versatile and enjoyable wine experience.
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Rashi Joyvin White

Rashi

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Rashi Vineyards Joyvin White is an effervescent delight crafted from partially fermented white grape must, hailing from Italy. Produced by Rashi Vineyards, renowned for quality kosher wines, this offering is Mevushal and bears the coveted Kosher For Passover certification under OU and Rabbi Garelik's supervision. Joyvin White is the epitome of an easy-drinking party wine, presenting a light and fruity profile that pairs seamlessly with lightly flavored fish and chicken dishes. Its refreshing style is ideal for festive occasions, and when served chilled, it becomes a delightful, crowd-pleasing choice for those seeking a lively and enjoyable wine experience.
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Cantina della Volta La Prima Volta

Cantina della Volta

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Cantina della Volta La Prima Volta is a remarkable sparkling wine that hails from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. The vineyard where the grapes are grown benefits from unique soil composition and favorable climate conditions, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves a traditional method, including a secondary fermentation in the bottle, which imparts complexity and finesse to the wine. La Prima Volta is known for its elegant and refined style, with delicate bubbles and a harmonious balance of flavors.
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