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

  • Riunite Lambrusco Daunia 2006

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    Wine review by Neshand


  • Merritt Winery NV

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    Wine review by romys


  • Medici Ermete Lambrusco Lambrusco Secco Concerto 2007

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    This is a wine that I got into after having it a favorite italian restaurant of mine. It's definitely something to have with food with really strong flavors and skews more towards the salty or oily side. I really enjoy having it with a cheese plate during the holidays. Overall it should be drunk in moderation as after awhile it gets pretty one n... Read More

    Wine review by trendyresistance


  • Tonight I'll be stuffing my face with potato latkes for Chanukah. Basically they're fried onion and potato pancakes, sometimes with apple sauce and sour cream on the side. Does anyone have suggestions for a type of wine that would go well with this?Thanks! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Potato latkes and wine pairing?


  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT NV

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    Wine review by jazzmanATB


  • Hello everyone, I've been using this website for quite some time but finally signed up. I'm making a wine list for my family's italian restaurant and pizzeria. So since its a pizzeria I'd like to have good affordable wines. 5 Whites 5 Reds But I'm really trying to stay true with Italian wines. I'm interested in the new modern wines that are eme... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking to make an Italian...


  • Riunite Lambrusco Emilia IGT NV

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    It's smooth and goes well with nearly everything. Not too sweet, not too dry. An excellent table wine!! Read More

    Wine review by Shariaelliott


  • Lini Labrusca Rubino 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Leviathan93


  • Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nByH6yPWYj8WARNING - NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR SQUEAMISH!Never having tried this I don' know what would pair well, but the video makes it look delicious. Anyone have any experience with this? Read More

    Forum post in the topic What pairs with porchetta di...


  • San Giuseppe Lambrusco 2005

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    I had the 2006 vintage of this wine. It was fruity and tasted of strawberries with light bubbles. It was very drinkable, though a bit forgetful as a wine. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


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