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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  • Cella Lambrusco 2004


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    Wine review by tireoftrying

  • I wouldn't go for a sparkling red if you have a general audience with a lot ... really wine drinkers. I love lambrusco but I think it might be a turn off for som Read More

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  • Lambrusco or sweet wines/sparklers is a different story. You can stop fermentation at a certain alc level and have a sweet wine but my answer was for a dry wine. Read More

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  • Lambrusco pops into my head. Light, semi sweet and bubbly; it's also widely available. Read More

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  • Hi, does anyone out there know of low alcohol (7-12% ABV) red wines? Any you recommend?  Read More

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  • Cella Lambrusco 2004


    Razoável. Read More

    Wine review by Ricardo Mayrink

  • Cavicchioli Bianco da Lambrusco NV


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    Wine review by josette paepen

  • Cavicchioli Bianco da Lambrusco NV


    The best sweet white wine whit a sparkle that i ever had and very hard to get to in bejgium .why ???????? Read More

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  • Barbolini Lancillotto Lambrusco Grasparossa Secco 2008


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    Wine review by anchca

  • Mark, Enjoyed your recounting your experience at the motel. My wife retired ... ... a Riesling or possibly a Lambrusco might be a good choice. My wife is just learning  enjoy wine and the ones she has liked are eiswein, pink muscato, white zin. I want her to enjoy the choice. Suggestions for a moderate priced wine?  I will need several to choo... Read More

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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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