Lambrusco

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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  • Lambrusco Reggiano Frizzante Medici Ermete Concerto 2015

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    A dry version of the Frizzante Lambrusco is very good, with a nice vinous nose (similar to the hybrid Marechal Foch) and soft, acidic entry. Very grapey, but somehow deep at the same time, this wine is quite enjoyable, and one of the better examples this reviewer has tasted. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Raided the M-I-L's cabinet tonight. Found some interesting things but decided on a white Lambrusco for the accessibility that we all enjoyed. Wife then called for a red but unfortunately the 2004 Chtx Ste Michelle I found was badly corked. Really wanted to try one of this with age. Think I have an '07 in my passive storage locker. May have to op... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Sei Amici Lambrusco Bianco

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    No written review

    Wine review by Tomeka Ellison


  • It was never my favorite style of wine but I do appreciate it from time to ... ... special category, as well as Lambrusc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bubbles - Champagne and...


  • Cella Lambrusco Dell'Emilia

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    I love it. It is a truly robust, full-bodied, fruity red wine. Fabulous by itself, or in punches or Sangria. I adore it. Read More

    Wine review by Marcia Holt


  • Have started to see the appeal in Champagne and other quality sparkling wine more and more lately. It's a festive drink with high drinkability and pleasure, provided you are drinking within the wine's general drinking window. I can remember my eldery godmother saying on one of our visits that she couldn't drink wine anymore due to her stomach is... Read More

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  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT Vivante

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    Like a heavenly kiss from Dionysus himself. Read More

    Wine review by kittym3ow


  • 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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    No written review

    Wine review by michelspm


  • Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco Premium NV

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    Wine review by ivine


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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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