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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • 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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  • I need to know in which glass should I serve the cavicchiolli rosato Read More

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  • Cavicchioli Vigna del Cristo Lambrusco di Sorbara 2011

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    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

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    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

    Forum post in the topic Ideas for a tasting/dinner...


  • Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Emilia IGT Nivola NV

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    [From "Thankgiving Favorites" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 11 November 2012.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Moro di Rinaldini Rosso Dell'Emilia Vigna del Picchio 2007

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    Smooth wine. A little on the heavier side and def needs to be opened for a bit before drinking. Read More

    Wine review by nikhilbott


  • Lambrusco Modena Rosso Igt. Chiarli-1860

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    I'm always in the quest for reasonably balanced, quaffable, sub-$10 wines, and ... ... surprisingly minerally Lambrusco does the trick nicely. I was fortunate enough to live in Emilia-Romagna for a while, where this stuff comes from, and where you can get house bottles at restaurants for the equivalent of 50 cents. Lambrusco is not something ... Read More

    Wine review by GrantC


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