Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Bianco
Founded in 1910 by Oreste Lini, Lini 910 is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated winery. Lini has produced some of Emilia's leading wines including the first-ever Lambrusco included in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of Italy. Thanks to his longstanding relationships with growers and deft hand, winemaker Fabio Lini, along with his sister Anita Lini, and his brother Massimo Lini, has set the benchmark for artisanal Lambrusco, and has remained true to his family's trademark dry style of Lambrusco. The Lini Winery has always distinguished itself with its range of Lambrusco wines and has put in years of hard work, research and oenological trials to develop the use of the Metodo Classico (as used in the production in Champagne) for Lambrusco. Lini produces Lambrusco using both the charmat, and metodo classico methods. The Lini family is dedicated to making lambrusco with integrity, holding their wines for longer than industry standard in order to fully allow the bubbles to incorporate into the wine. Long second fermentations and painstaking care in the vineyards and cellar, set Lini apart from most producers who used the new container as a quick way to produce cheaper wines. producing a more complex and enjoyable product. Lini's wines are renowned for their signature freshness and classic dry character. Fabio Lini's artisanal approach to sparkling wine production brings bright red fruit and berry flavors that are balanced by juicy minerality
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.
A term typically reserved for Champagne and Sparkling Wines, non-vintage or simply “NV” on a label indicates a blend of finished wines from different vintages (years of harvest). To make non-vintage Champagne, typically the current year’s harvest (in other words, the current vintage) forms the base of the blend. Finished wines from previous years, called “vins de reserve” are blended in at approximately 10-50% of the total volume in order to achieve the flavor, complexity, body and acidity for the desired house style. A tiny proportion of Champagnes are made from a single vintage.
There are also some very large production still wines that may not claim one particular vintage. This would be at the discretion of the winemaker’s goals for character of the final wine.