Name of varietal: Lambrusco

Common synonyms: Salamino (refers to the bunch form)
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Emilia-Romagna, Italy
History of the grape: There is evidence that the ancient Romans were drinking wines made from Lambrusco, a grape that was strewn about the hillsides like dandelions (its translation is “wild vines”). In Italy, for many centuries, the wine has been produced in various forms from dry to sweet, but usually some level of sparkling from frizzante to full on bubbles. It is made most often in the Charmat method, which means the secondary fermentation takes place in pressurized tanks, not in the bottle as in the champenoise method. It is sometimes blended with Ancellotta to add more intense color and body. By the mid 1970s, much of the Lambrusco that was imported was young, sweet and cheap, and this unfortunately gave it a terrible reputation for decades. However, more recently, excellent quality Lambruscos have been widely available, Read more »

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  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT Vivante


    Like a heavenly kiss from Dionysus himself. Read More

    Wine review by kittym3ow

  • Telling you, Lambrusco is a thing now, but like all wines, it's gotta be well selected. Read More

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  • Lambrusco?  Jesus....DM, I love bivalve molluscs.  I think I'd have to start easy though.  I did have Champagne years ago and still remember the hangover.  Mind you, it was probably garbage.Whenever you can get over here, we'll open some good stuff.  Preferably red, but I'll try some bubbles!  Read More

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  • Too bone dry for you, Al?I'm suspecting that DV might get hung up on the sweetness of the Lambrusco and the sparkling shiraz, but perhaps with the right food match?DV, do you eat oysters or other shellfish? If so, perhaps we need an outing to Paris where we can do tastings of those fresh, along with a lineup of grower champagnes, whether white o... Read More

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  • Yes, some nice chilled Lambrusco really hits the spot. Could be your gateway into sparklers DV. Read More

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  • Here for business, but finding the time to work in some wine escapades. Last ... on my mind. Being a recent Lambrusco convert, I thought what better place to try than a hip Italian Restaurant.Pictured above the WTB (By the glass list) you can see the Lambrusco and Brussel Sprouts, both were sublime. The Lambrusco had good freshness and fruitfu... Read More

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  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT Vivante


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    Wine review by michelspm

  • Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco Premium NV


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  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia-Reggiano NV


    Good is perfect for my Wife Read More

    Wine review by Jay LL

  • Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with ... ... Moscato d’Asti and Lambrusco. This technique was developed by Professor Martinotti in Torino and patented by the Frenchman Eugene Charmat. Tank fermentation makes it possible to produce sparkling wines at a moderate cost for the consumer. The foremost Charma... Read More

    From the article Franciacorta is the Next Champagne

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  • Does anyone know of a 1970's Lambrusco wine called Jacobasie? I thik it was spelled differently but thst how it sounded.

    Comment by 675399craftywendy2000 675399 craftywendy2000

  • Hola! mi nombre es grace y me encanta el vino lambrusco tinto pero quiero saber si engorda mas q cualquier otro vino o cualquier otra bebida alcohlica?

    Comment by 365082kimora 365082 kimora

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