Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro is a sparkling red wine from the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. As implied by its name, the wine is made from Lambrusco Grasparossa grapes (just one of various Lambrusco varieties) grown around the town of Castelvetro di Modena. Lambruso meant 'wild vine' (similar to labrusca), and came to be used for a number of grape varieties and their clones. Inky purple in color, it delivers a taste of strawberry, plum, and black cherry and is a perfect accompaniment to cheese, whether it’s savory or in a desert. The bubbles come from secondary fermentation, a process where yeast and sugar are added to the bottle to turn sugar into alcohol, releasing carbon dioxide.
Why We Love It
This is a mullet wine. It’s fuller body and higher alcohol content add complexity, making it a perfect pairing for food. But the bubbles shout party time. The versatility of this wine is unlike any other. Pure fun in a bottle.
NV Chiarli Lambrusco di Grasparossa di Castelvetro Centenario Amabile
Varietal Lambrusco Grasparossa Country Italy Region Emilia Romagna Sub-Region -