Barbolini "Lancillotto" Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro SKU #1004195

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K&L Notes

Lambrusco is not part of the upper echelon of Italian wine. To begin with, it is not expensive. Also, it doesn't come from Tuscany or Piedmont or any of the well know wine-producing regions of Italy. It comes from Emilia-Romagna. And then there's the fact that it's red and sparking. Actually, foaming is closer to the truth. When you open a bottle of this 'boutique' Lambrusuco (Grasparossa is the particular type of the Lambrusco grape, and Castelvetro is the region from which it hails), it really does foam in your glass, a big purple expanse of bubbles. But then it settles down a bit and, in the presence of a big plate of pasta with meat sauce (Bolognese) or a pizza or even a ham and cheese sandwich, it can even become a little elegant, but mostly it's just plain delicious. The grapes are estate grown, and fermented into a dry red base wine; three or four times a year batches of the base wine are re-fermented in pressurized tanks to add sparkle. The wine is bottled in a Champagne-style bottle with a traditional sparkling wine cork. A wine to be drunk, not talked about.

Staff Reviews

  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    9/3/2010
    K&L Staff Member
    and now for something completely different. This is my favorite red wine for warm weather, (think Indian summer). The purple froth on this is really amazing to watch rise in your glass. A little more intense perfume on the nose and the palate has lots of spice, black cherries, red currants and a hint of dustiness to add to its complexity. Give this a good chill and pop the cork and pour yourself a big glass.
  • Jeffrey Jones
    By: Jeffrey Jones
    8/6/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    I am a big fan of dry Lambruscos because they are fun, go with almost any type of food and are a pleasure to drink alone. The Barbolini is dry and medium- to full-bodied, with dark fruit and earthy flavors and a light fizziness that adds excitement to the glass. I had it with pizza and it was fantastic.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    4/20/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    This is sparkling wine with acidity and tannin! A combination of refreshing bubbles with that classic robust and earthy Italian style. Bone dry and not overtly fruity, this wine is as interesting as it is delicious. Made entirely of Grasparossa from Emilia-Romagna, and it's a dynamite match for almost anything from pizza to pasta and beyond.

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