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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  • Riunite Doro NV

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    A great, easy-to-drink, chilled wine. Like its Riunite cousin Lambrusco (Red), it's a casual wine that most people will enjoy, even if they don't enjoy wine. Read More

    Wine review by quagmire0


  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT NV

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    I agree with previous reviewers, it's a great 'starter' wine. Very sweet, and you'll have trouble drinking a lot of it and may get bored quickly. It tastes good though. A great casual wine for the non-snobby crowd. Read More

    Wine review by quagmire0


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  • Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2009

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    Bright purple in the glass. Nose of blue and blackberries with tones of tea. ... bright fruit with an almost lambrusco-like zing. Some citrus tones on the finish. Not a long lasting wine.After some time open, it really got some more depth and a fair amount of complexity with some almost merlot-like qualities. Very nice. This one might ag... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by ATootsie


  • Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro 2011

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    I love this Wine! It would be great with Turkey on Thanksgiving! It pours so pretty with a pretty pink froth. It is pleasantly sweet not over the top sweet. Plus it is only 8% Alcohol which some people like I'm sure it is readily avalible in the Cleveland, Akron, Warren, Niles, Youngstown area's maybe even Colunbus abd Cincinatti Cheers to you all! Read More

    Wine review by ATootsie


  • Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by ATootsie


  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT Vivante

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    No written review

    Wine review by jimmysessions


  • Hi! I am new here and wanted to get your opinions on a wine for Thanksgiving dinner. I will need several bottles of wine to go with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner of oven baked Turkey, sides, etc. Please let me know your recommendations! Read More

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  • Lambrusco Vigneto Enrico Cialdini NV

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    Always one of my favorite bottles of Lambrusco. This has a touch of violet on the nose with rich, fresh sour cherry and black raspberry fruit. In the mouth it's got a whisper of sweetness but is bursting with red plum and black raspberry fruit that is just a touch astringent and bitter, balancing the sweetness perfectly. The finish has a great a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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