91 Points- James Suckling

91 Insider Points

REVIEWS

Expand your palate with red sparkling!  Creamy purple mousse, which looks great poured in the glass, leads to a nose of black tea, violet, and black fruit.  The palate has fresh raspberry, cranberry, and some light tannins.   A touch of sweet, but fairly dry.  Enjoy now through 2019. - DZ Dec 2016

WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT
  • VARIETAL
    Brut
  • APPELLATION
    Reggiano, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • ALCOHOL
    12.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

An intriguing rarity, authentic Lambrusco is something we truly revel in (and celebrate with). From a gorgeous corner of Italy, this subtle sparkling red in its true Italian form is hard to come by, especially since the "fizzy pop" mass production of the 70s. What the New York Times praises as "real Lambrusco secco, dry, earthy and slightly bitter yet joyous and refreshing, beloved by millions in Emilia-Romagna," this is a genuine dolce vita experience that's totally worth the discovery.

Four reasons we love it:

 Emilia-Romagna Authenticity. From Reggiano, this Lambrusco is from its glorious place of birth, where it's authentic, dry, and beloved by locals.

Celebratory Favorite. Gatherings and parties call for something sparkling, don't they? In Italy, for any sort of celebratory occasion, Lambrusco drinkers often begin with a sparkling aperatif (something to rival Champagne) before moving onto a perfect-with-food Lambrusco.

Energetic and Exuberant. With a sort of blithe refreshment this red is "fruity and simple, with a dry, earthy, pleasantly bitter edge that shapes and channels the fruitiness." (New York Times)

New York Times Best Value. In a feature article completely dedicated to great Lambrusco, the Times wrote called this gem a Best Value, "idiosyncratic, with raw, almost animalistic flavors and pure, dense fruit."

TASTING NOTES 

Bright ruby red in color, the wine has a distinct violet scent. Dry yet fruity with fresh, pleasantly harmonious flavors and a lively effervescence.

THE STORY TO KNOW

High plains and the Emilian pedecolle are particularly suitable for the cultivation of grapes thanks to the microclimate and the characteristics of the clay soil. Here, the Cantine Medici Ermete have two of their best farms: the Estate and the Estate ramped Quercioli.

In the shadow of castles and ancient villages, grow the vines of the Doc Reggiano and the Colli di Scandiano and Canossa. Medici Ermete wineries are located in Gaida, on the Via Emilia, a few kilometers from the vineyards.

In respect of a territory which preserves balance its ties with the rich culinary tradition, the Medici family has worked with passion to ensure a more accurate selection of our own grapes and the continuous modernization of processing technologies.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Perfect along side buttery pasta or cheesy tortellini dishes.