Paltrinieri Solco Lambrusco dell'Emilia IGTPaltrinieri
There's nothing more festive than a sparkling red.
"According to the sommeliers we spoke with, Lambrusco is one of the best wines to pour for a holiday toast or to sip alongside a six-course meal." - Food & Wine
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Salamino
APPEARANCE: Deep red, with very fine perlage
NOSE: Intense notes of ripe fruits, cherries, sour cherries, blackberries, floral scents
PALATE: Pleasantly delicate, with good and balanced acidity; fresh and easy to drink. Slightly tannic and sweet.
PAIRING: With cured meats, tagliatelle al ragu, pumpkin tortelli, sour cherries crostata
Paltrinieri is a family winery three generations and running. The vineyards and winery are just north of Modena in Emilia-Romagna. The Paltrinieris have 15 hectares of vineyards. Farming is a carefully-calibrated lotta integrata (lutte raisonnee in French; “sustainable” is probably the closest analogue in English). All fermentations, both primary and secondary, are with native yeasts and are longer than the norm. The longer fermentations “help preserve what’s there” in the grapes.
- Lambrusco di Salamino