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

    Forum post in the topic Low Alcohol Wines


  • 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

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    Razoável. Read More

    Wine review by Ricardo Mayrink


  • Cavicchioli Bianco da Lambrusco NV

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  • Cavicchioli Bianco da Lambrusco NV

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

    Wine review by josette paepen


  • 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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  • Riunite Lambrusco Daunia 2006

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    Nice, sweet , fruity and flavorful. Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • Hi all,Thinking about getting down there after NYE, but will have well-behaved nine year old with us.  Are most of the wineries in Kenwood/ Glen ellen child friendly? Read More

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  • Thanksgiving for all intents and purposes has arrived. Sure there's some ... some ... BEST OF ZINFANDELLambruscoAnd finally there is Lambrusco, that sparkling red wine from Italy. If you are looking for the best food and wine pairing for Thanksgiving, this is probably it. Sometimes subtly sweet, even more if that's your thing, bright, earthy,... Read More

    From the article A Simple Emergency Guide to Thanksgiving Wines


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