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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  • The sweet blood of grapes just might be the perfect pairing for Spike Lee's ... the winery served  a Lambrusco during a scene from “School Days. “ “(There's) an old-style scene in a beauty parlor with a modern take and music and sexy dancers,” Dorf said. “So we found a curvy, sexy wine reminiscent of great beauty.” “He Got Game” called for a ma... Read More

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  • Fun evening tonight with friends, some old some new, great food and some ... ... Fruity, tiny bubbles, more Lambrusco styled. Not bad but not in the league of Champagne. Don't get the hype. Then it was on to a couple of chards.This Evening Land left me wanting something. Namely acidity. Another hyped label that left me torn. Oh well. The Peter... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Ca' De' Medici Lambrusco Cubista NV


    I love this wine. my local wine&spirits no longer carry it. It's not too sweet, had the perfect amount of bubbly, and is very smooth. I'm now looking online for it. Read More

    Wine review by k y coop

  • Unfortunately, it would be impossible to guess what it was based on that  ... would recommend you look for Lambrusco, should be at any store in Texas that has wine.  It's inexpensive and fairly sweet.   It's a good place to star Read More

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  • I'm not an expert on wine at all....but I had a favorite wine that I drank while in Italy and I can't find a good wine here in Texas that is similar. I'm Brittany and I absolutely love sweet wine!!!!!! Read More

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  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT Vivante


    Best-selling Lambrusco. Somewhat sweet with medium body, it's best served chilled. A good foil to hearty tomato-based chicken or pasta dishes such as cacciatore or spaghetti & meat balls! Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Hot cocoa pairs well with holiday movies, but after the sun sets, the fire ... ... ... a thoroughly modern, dry Lambrusco  – like Medici Ermete’s Lambrusco Quercioli Secco- rather than Riunite? Die HardThre are two options: white and red. With a red, it can only be the never-say-die, California-true Zinfandel. Try a bottling with class and bal... Read More

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  • GREGT said it all. PN's start at $30 from Oregon and under $10, they are a ... a Barbera, maybe even a red Lambrusco, even if it is bubbly, also a Dornfelder, even a Petite Syrah. Same issue for whites; try a Gruner Veltliner or even a Vio Verde,Bon Appet Read More

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  • Hello fellow wine lovers! I am new to the snooth community, but am finding this platform to be a great place to research wines, as well as read helpful reviews. As an avid wine drinker, I am always interested in hearing other people's wine reviews, and I was wondering if some would help me with my search.  This year, my wife and I are hosting th... Read More

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