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Lambrusco (Italy)

Lambrusco is a red sparkling wine from Emilia Romagna in Northern Italy.

Lambrusco best match: pizza, burgers, fried chicken and brunch.

A drink me young and fresh wine! Best chilled!

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Wild
Strawberry
Cherry
Wild
Cherry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blueberry
Blueberry

Blackberry
Blackberry Jam
Violets
Violets
Rose
Red Roses
Blossom
Orange Blossom

Rhubarb
Rhubarb
Herbs
Dried Herbs
Juice
Grape Juice
Limestone
Soil

Wild berry and floral flavors are typical for Lambrusco.

Profile

Lambrusco is fruity, acidic and fizzy, like Barbera meets Champagne:

BODYLight
TANNINSLight
FRUITHigh
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)
Lambrusco tastes perfect when served chilled.

Food Pairing


Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Antipasti
Antipasti
Ham
Ham
Salami
Salami

Pasta
Pasta
Pizza
Pizza
Sandwich
Sandwich
Hamburger
Hamburger

Chicken
Chicken
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Lambrusco pairs well with International Cuisine and Street Food.
Perfect for a brunch.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Emilia Romagna and International Cuisine. Tapas.
Spicy and Ethnic Food. Indian.
Spaghetti Bolognese. Bolognese Sauce.
Pasta. Ravioli. Lasagne. Tortelli. Tortellini.
Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham). Salumi.
Cured Meat. Pulled Pork Wraps. BBQ Ribs.
Sandwich. Pizza. Hamburger.
Poultry. Rabbit. Veal.
Fried Vegetables.

Cheese:
Cheese. Parmigiano. Grana.

Emilia Romagna Specialities:
Gnocco Fritto (Fried Bread).
Tigelle (Flatbread).
Cappelletti (Fresh Pasta Stuffed with Meat).
Tortelloni di Zucca (Pumpkin Ravioli).

Sweet Lambrusco loves fruity desserts.

About

Modena has more to offer than Ferrari, Lamborghini and Balsamico.

In the 70's Lambrusco was Italy's most exported wine.

It was cheap and often low in quality. Now this light and bubbly wine is on the rise again thanks to the focus on quality.

This sparkling red wine is super food friendly and comes from the "fat" Emilia Romagna Region, known for its delicacies such Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham), Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Aceto Balsamico di Modena (balsamic vinegar).

Lambrusco is typically made with the Charmat technique where bubbles are created inside a sealed tank.

Lambrusco is both the name of the grape and the wine and ranges from bone dry to super sweet.

Emilia Romagna

Bologna (the capital) and the other big cities, Parma, and Modena are known as the mecca of food.

In the wine world, Emilia Romagna is best known for Lambrusco.

Red Wines:

Lambrusco
Sangiovese

White Wines:

Pignoletto
Albana di Romagna

Primary Grapes:

30% Trebbiano
20% Lambrusco
15% Sangiovese

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