I did so by taking part in Lambrusco Day. Props to one of my favorite neighborhood wine stores 67 Wines for sponsoring this and introducing me to some great summer wines.Anyone who thinks Lambrusco is just a dressed up Rose is completely missing the mark.
I tried a Manicardi Vigna Ca del Fiore Cru and it’s a deep dark, ruby red with a much more aggressive taste then most of your “summer” wines. You get a nice hint of strawberry and dark cherry with a surprisingly more “tannic” quality than what you’d normally find in a sparkling wine.
This particular wine comes from a region north in Italy called Emilia Romagna. This is a premier region of the country which comprises Parma and Ferrera. (Fun Fact: Some of your chicest car manufacturers like Maserati, Lamborghini, and Ferrari come from this region.)
Lambrusco's been a mainstay in Italy for centuries and was actually popular amongst the ancient Romans.
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