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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  • I have never tasted Labmrusco before. I heard about it for the first time here. So, I bought one.I have the Medici Ermete 2011. I don't know if it should be served chilled, because it is sparkling, or at room temp, because it's red.Will be waiting for your advice. Read More

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  • THanks Gregory. It's a great compliment coming from an avid wine ... is a ... is a good winery/brand.Chose Lambrusco bc I read here and in WIne Spectator   that it is the "new" wine to try. What I am confused about is that one of the Chefs in WS said she offers it with many Italian entrees, but the wine-seller said it is a dessert wine. Which ... Read More

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  • Hi EMARK & Gregory, thanks for your replies. New to Snooth so it took me ... ... rest of list includes Lambrusco Medicic Ermete 2011.Marques' deCaceres Rioja Reserva 2005, andLouis Jadot Pinot Noir 2007.How did I do?&nbs Read More

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  • Looking forward to wine-talk with you. Read More

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  • I would use a fluted champagne glass, at least for aesthetics. But I've drank Lambrusco in a regular wine glass, too. Read More

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  • Cavicchioli Vigna del Cristo Lambrusco di Sorbara 2011


    Very refreshing and crisp on a perfect fall day Read More

    Wine review by JulieSpendal

  • I only had one...I think it was a good wine but I was just really taken off ... red wines (a cab franc and a Lambrusco) were my other two recent way left-of centre finds! I got a Lambrusco from Medici Ermete. It was a shock to have my first red sparkling...I was surprised by its unique creamy foaminess. But I found some mortadella to give the ... Read More

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  • Heitz Grignolino 2010


    Muscat like nose. Sweet and floral. Light and big strawberry aromas. Light ... Soft and pretty. Rather Lambrusco-esque. 86 pts.5/10/13 at wine Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Hi Guys:In my ongoing saga of trying to learn how to cook, I'm planning on giving lobster thermidor a whirl soon. I'd like to pair it with 2-3 wines, mostly as a pairing experiment to see which works best. Any ideas? I was thinking I could potentially combine the dinner with the vintage VS NV champagne combo I've been meaning to do...other ideas... Read More

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