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 on Snooth

  • Lini Lambrusco Emilia IGT 910 Lambrusco Rosso Labrusca 2008

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    Wine review by SharP79


  • When we searched for this particular wine, we find it is unavailable thru any distributer. Why is that? Is there something that would compare with this? Read More

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  • Medici Ermete Reggiano Lambrusco Solo "Le Tenute" 2007

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    First, this bottle is huge. It must be one of the heaviest 750's I have come ... come ... cool stuff.Classic Lambrusco. I can't imagine someone not liking this. Dry with a bit of sparkle. Super dark almost purple color. Balanced body and refreshing acidity.I just want to eat tons of food and drink this win Read More

    Wine review by happyrobot


  • Riunite Lambrusco Red 1987

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    Wine review by twofatbulldogs


  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT NV

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    It's delicious, goes with everything, I love it! Read More

    Wine review by emilia4me


  • Loduca Lambrusco Reggiano Red NV

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    Wine review by luvstoned87


  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT NV

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    its sweet, goes with red meat well enough Read More

    Wine review by Jermzzy


  • Medici Ermete Lambrusco Lambrusco Secco Concerto 2007

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    An outrageously good deal for a scrumptious lambrusco. Bright and fruity, and the price is so good you can't pass up a bottle. I get a case each summer. Read More

    Wine review by carterpage


  • Hey all,I have been looking for a sparkler, or said otherwise, a "Lambrusco-style" red wine from France. Sweet or dry with bubbles. Does anyone know an appelation where to find those wines?Thanks in advance for any help.Micha Read More

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  • I wanted to share a great food and wine pairing suggestion I got from our ... ... ... a sparkling shiraz or a Lambrusco, both of which I've never tried but heard good things about.I picked up the Lambrusco (http://www.snooth.com/wine/donati-camillo-lambrusco-2007/) at Wine Therapy (http://www.snooth.com/store/wine-therapy/), where the guy beh... Read More

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