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 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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  • Zonin Romeo Primo Amore Lambrusco

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    No written review

    Wine review by mrrockabilly


  • Lini Lambrusco Emilia IGT 910 Lambrusco Rosso Labrusca 2008

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    Wine review by lzvitt


  • Lini Lambrusco Rosso NV

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    Wine review by hankhuffman


  • Reggiano Lambrusco le Grotte Rosso Dolce NV

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    I love this wine. It's very easy to drink, and goes well with almost anything. I give this to my friends who tell me they don't like reds and they are surprised. Read More

    Wine review by bogidu


  • http://newyorkvintners.com/p-4216-lini-lambrusco-tasting.aspxDue to previous popularity, on Saturday, August 15th, New York Vintners will host Lini Lambrusco for a free tasting of three Lambruscos. Discover what makes Lambruscos pleasantly refreshing summer favorites with variations ranging from dry to sweet sparklers. Sample these light, flavor... Read More

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  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by vinmar13


  • Ca' De' Medici Lambrusco di Sorbara Reggiano Rosso Dolce Cubista NV

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    Wine review by Mella


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