I'm delighted to see Lambrusco coming back into favor as it brings memories of me sitting on the rooftop patio of the Gambero Rosso building in Rome one sultry June evening several years ago, eating pizza and drinking bubbly Lambrusco. I was told then (with great certainty) that Lambrusco was making a comeback - a newer drier (secco), modern style of Lambrusco. I fondly recall how good it was chilled down with that simple margherita pizza and how I hoped my host was right.
Made from the indigenous Sorba and Salamino grape varieties, this fresh and fruity ruby-red frizzante offers red fruit, and maraschino cherry, leather and cedar lined with violets and a hint of spice. The entry is purely sweet ruby fruit but it finishes dry. It is a simple rustic wine, but does not lack structure. Fun, juicy and refreshing.
Pairing - pizza obviously, but also Italian cheese, antipasti or rustic pastas.
Patio Sippers, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Italian Food, Aperitifs, Cocktails, Desserts
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Diva reviewed - 2013-04-23 15:14:48.0