The charming semi-sparkling crimson of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco is taken into account the perfect wine to pair with native Emilia delicacies from cured meats like Salame and Prosciutto di Parma to pastas like tortellini and native cheeses.
Usually frizzante, or calmly glowing, traditional Lambrusco wines are dry or barely off-dry with floral aromas, shiny crimson fruit characters and refreshing acidity. The wines are mild in tannins and have reasonable alcohol.
Usually produced utilizing the Charmat (tank) methodology, a small proportion can also be made by the Conventional or Ancestrale strategies. The most effective examples replicate the totally different varieties and distinct traits of the three important Lambrusco grapes together with Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Salamino and Lambrusco Grasparossa.
Scroll all the way down to see the top-scoring Lambrusco wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
A neighborhood favorite, the traditional Lambrusco wine model, bottled with mushroom corks versus the candy, mass-produced Lambrusco wines bottled with screw-cap, is deservedly discovering its approach into worldwide markets.
And catching the eye of the skilled judges on the Decanter World Wine Awards, a Lambrusco was awarded a first-ever Platinum medal (97 factors) for Cantina Sociale di Gualtieri’s Il Ligabue, Lambrusco Reggiano Secco 2021. A Worth wine priced at lower than £15 retail, the judges famous its ‘wealthy and full physique, respectable mousse – and nice instance at this worth.’
A area and wine model nicely price exploring, beneath uncover 5 award-winning Lambrusco wines from DWWA 2022 to have fun World Lambrusco Day with.
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World Lambrusco Day: 5 award-winning kinds to attempt
Cantina Sociale di Gualtieri, Il Ligabue, Lambrusco Reggiano Secco, Emilia-Romagna 2021
Worth Platinum, 97 factors
90% Lambrusco Salamino, 10% Lambrusco Maestri
Wealthy and full-bodied with loads of darkish berry fruits with floral notes and violets. It reveals a beautiful texture with an extended savoury aftertaste and respectable mousse. Scrumptious with the suitable types of meals and an important instance at this worth. Alc 11%
Venturini Baldini, Cadelvento Rosé Brut, Lambrusco Reggiano Secco, Emilia-Romagna 2020
Silver, 90 factors
50% Lambrusco di Sorbara, 50% Lambrusco Grasparossa
Very pale salmon, pronounced nostril of strawberries and cherries, shiny acidity, it has a creamy texture and delicate mousse. Lengthy aftertaste. Alc 12%
Paltrinieri, Solco, Lambrusco dell’Emilia, Emilia-Romagna 2021
Silver, 91 factors
100% Lambrusco Salamino
Bubble gum crimson cherry nostril. Loads of darkish fruit and cherry notes on the palate. Participating and interesting with compelling end. Alc 10.5%
Vinicola Decordi Del Borgo Imperiale Cortesole, Collezione 21 Additional Dry, Lambrusco dell’Emilia, Emilia-Romagna 2021
Silver, 90 factors
Confected and expressive ripe blackberry and bitter plum with a contact of violet. Easy and refreshing with a vigorous end. Alc 11%
Cantine Ceci, Terre Verdiane 1813 Amabile, Lambrusco dell’Emilia, Emilia-Romagna NV
Bronze, 89 factors
100% Lambrusco Maestri
Vivid darkish fruit notes. Refined and simple consuming. Wonderful introduction to the world of correct Lambrusco. Alc 8.5%