Reggiano, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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."
Medici Ermete i Quercioli