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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  • San Guiseppe Lambrusco 2005

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    Wine review by djones7


  • Bartenura Lambrusco NV

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    Wine review by bendicof


  • Riunite Lambrusco Red 1987

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  • Ca de Medici Lambrusco Rosso

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  • Ahhh... So many wines, so little time, and such a small budget... I am trying so hard to learn the world of wines as best I can, but this experience is truly one I have to take on my own. (Thank goodness for Snooth!). So my dilemma... I am trying to find reasonably priced wines that suit my tastes as well as my food preference. I do not eat r... Read More

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  • I'm just starting to try wine. Are there any good, non-expensive wines that are not too strong but will ease me into loving wine? I'm nervous on pairing the wrong foods that would ruin the wine. Read More

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  • Gelsomina Lambrusco Mantovano 2007

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    This wine looked fizzy, and almost like a dark grape juice. It tasted like a really ripe sugary fruit with a slight fizz. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


  • Riunite Lambrusco Red NV

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    Ruby red color, almost no nose. Very light, tastes of grapes and blueberries. Sweet, almost a dessert wine quality. According to the company's website, it is 70% fermented wine and 30% of the unfermented juice from the same grapes, contributing to the sweetness and the low (8%) alcohol content. Short finish. It has very almost no complexity, how... Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello


  • Hello,Just wondering what everyone thinks is the best varietal that goes with Indian foods (curry, etc.)? Any specific recommendations? Thank you! Read More

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  • I've always been in love with Italy and the beauty of it's colors. The first ... ... I finally got hooked on Lambrusco by Rinunite, by far it's the one I keep at all times just to keep it. Then I started tasting A red sweet wine, called La Dida, which I've discovered is a very fun and sweet wine and then I moved on to Riesling wine.. I've dec... Read More

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