Lambrusco di Sorbara
Lambrusco di Sorbara is a red sparkling wine, with pleasant violet notes, produced from the eponymous grape by the Sorbara Winery in the province of Modena, with an annual yield of 70-75,000 hectolitres.
Based in the eponymous town in the province of Modena, the Sorbara Winery is a cooperative of 419 farmers producing Lambrusco di Sorbara. The Winery sells about 1 million bottles every year, in addition to cask wine, of which 60,000 hectolitres go to professional bottling plants, whereas 3,000 are purchased by private customers. Lambrusco di Sorbara is obtained from the Lambrusco grape, but it is different from other Lambrusco wines in that it has a clearer colour, with tinges of violet.
Lambrusco di Sorbara: simple only in appearance
Lambrusco di Sorbara has never been considered trendy. Notwithstanding, it is one of the most sold wines in the world, due to its affordable price and its delicate flavour. The bubbles enhance the sharp, flowery notes and freshness of the wine. It is an apparently simple wine, obtained from a grape type whose name literally means “grape of the wild vine”. The resulting wine combines the delicate flowery notes with sharper, and to some extent wilder nuances. The production area lies in the province of Modena, where about 600 hectares are destined for Lambrusco di Sorbara. It must be produced with at least 60% Lambrusco di Sorbara grapes, with a maximum of 40% Salamino grapes, although pure Lambrusco di Sorbara is still well-appreciated locally.
Lambrusco di Sorbara DOP
Lambrusco di Sorbara DOP (or PDO – Protected Designation of Origin) has a light ruby-red colour and a slightly pink froth. It is fresh and elegant to the smell, with pleasant violet notes. It is delicate, flavourful, harmonious, nicely acidulous and slightly fruity to the taste. The alcohol by volume is 10-12%. It pairs well with flavourful dishes and is best served at 12-14°C.
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