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Sassomoro Lambrusco di Modena Modena DOC Castelvetro

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PRODUCT NOTE

Vineyard: Sourced exclusively from vineyards within the Chiarli Family estates at Castelvetro. Vineyards are situated on ancient alluvium around the Guerro stream, at the foot of the Appennines. In this area, the land is gently undulating for the cyclical alternation between erosion of the soil and deposition of sediments. The upper stratum is around 50 cm thick and is mainly composed of silt, whilst underneath it one can find a layer of gravel.

Vinification: The grapes are pneumaticaly pressed, very gently, and left to cold macerate for 48 hours at 10 – 12 degrees C. The juice is then racked off the skins and clarified before a slow fermentation at 18 degrees C in “cuves closes”. This sealed environment forces some of the carbon dioxide (a natural by product of the alcoholic fermentation) to become trapped in the wine, creating the lightly sparkling character..

Awards and Press News: BRONZE MEDAL, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 BRONZE MEDAL, International Wine Challenge 2014 Tre Bicchieri 2015 More bubblegum in flavour – attractive if you want a slightly sweeter version. Made using the Charmat method. Decanter Panel Tastings – Six “Must Buy” Lambruscos How to approach wine post Christmas excess? Some of us give up for a month, but there are better times for abstinence than the dark days of January. I prefer the frisson of transgressive pleasure that that comes with drinking styles that feel slightly inappropriate amid the austerity. Sparkling wines, for example, whether a decent, budget-friendly white fizz … or, to go with the season’s meaty stews, Chiarli’s vivid, ripe black cherry-filled sparkling Italian red, with its soft mousse and gentle tannic grip. David Williams, The Observer January 2015

TASTING NOTE

Deep ruby red in colour with an aromatic nose, strongly reminiscent of fresh strawberries. The palate is richly soft, generously fruity and delightfully refreshing, offering ripe, concentrated red berry fruits such as cranberries, raspberries and strawberries, a fine, persistent mousse and a soft finish. Low acidity and very little tannin combine to create a deliciously fruit driven, thirst quenching wine.

Food Matching: Excellent as an aperitif or to accompany pasta, roast meat or mature cheese, especially as an alternative to heavier reds on a warm day. Serve chilled.

VINTAGE

BOTTLE SIZE

PRODUCER

PRODUCT TYPE

Sparkling Wine

PRODUCT CATEGORY

SPARKLING

ABV

11.00%

GRAPE VARIETY

Lambrusco

AREA

Emilia-Romagna

CLOSURE

COUNTRY

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