Cantina di Soliera Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro NV 75cl 8% ABV
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This new range of high quality Lambrusco is a partnership between the Soliera cooperative and Medici Ermete, one of the most influential producers in the renaissance of proper Lambrusco. The Lambrusco wines by Cantina di Soliera balance elegance and structure and are regarded by many as the finest in the area.
The Lambrusco family of grapes is thought to be one of the oldest in Italy and is predominantly found in Emilia-Romagna. Today the focus is on a handful of varieties, and Cantina di Soliera specialise in Lambrusco di Sorbara and Lambrusco Grasparossa, the most important of the 5 Lambrusco DOCs in terms of quality.
Grasparossa typically gives deeply coloured, weightier and more structured wines, a great match for fatty sausages, charcuterie, tomato-based pasta dishes and cheeses.
This particular example is a traditional off-dry style. Dark ruby red in colour with intense aromas of plum and ripe black cherry. The palate is fresh and vibrant with pure crushed black fruits balanced by fresh acidity and a touch of sweetness. The finish is clean and dry with a nip of tannin.
A good match for spicy Asian foods or charcuterie. Could be an interesting (and lighter) alternative to Port with blue cheese.