Cantine Cavicchioli Vigna del Cristo Lambrusco 2020
Light pink evanescent froth and fine and persistent perlage. The color is light red with violet hues, the perfume of flowers (violets) and red fruits is ample and intense, and the flavor is full and dry with a fruity aroma and an engaging slightly acidulous finish.
Pair with charcuterie, pasta dishes with complex sauces and rich condiments, red meats and fish. Excellent with fried fish and vegetable dishes.
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What a stunning, savory, fantastic wine. It opens with lovely aromas of forest berries, fragrant blue flowers, crushed mint and spices. On the dry, gently sparkling palate, a refined perlage and crisp acidity accompany juicy strawberry, red cherry, star anise and white pepper flavors before closing on a hint of charcuterie. This offers great flavor, fun and finesse at an incredible price point. Editors’ Choice.
The Cavicchioli family has been cultivating vines in the San Prospero province of Modena (Sorbara DOC) for over a century, but it was not until 1928 that Umberto Cavicchioli began bottling the wine under his family name. Umberto’s two grandsons, brothers Sandro and Claudio are still part of the business today. The Cavicchioli family is among the largest landowners in the Modena DOC with 235 acres of vineyards of which 173 acres are of the prized Lambrusco di Sorbara variety. Here, the climate is always humid with cold winters and hot summers and vineyards are planted in the pergola system to keep the vines dry.
Extending from the Adriatic coast in the east, to the border of the Mediterranean Ligurian region in the west, Emilia Romagna is a large, central Italian region focused on a wide array of gastronomic specialties. The plains of Emilia host four well-defined subzones for its famous, lightly sparkling red, Lambrusco. The more coastal Romagna has the capacity to produce impressive wines from Sangiovese and Albana.
Made in a handful of wine regions across the globe, red sparkling wine ranges from delicately sweet to bone dry. While styles vary by region, red sparkling wine production methods are often the decision of the winemaker. For serving, cool red sparkling wine down to about 40F to 50F.