Podere Cipolla di Denny Bini, Rosa dei Venti Lambrusco, 2019
Emilia IGT, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Organic 7 hectare farm in Emilia-Romagna. Marl and sand soils. After too many years of industrially-produced mediocrity, Emilia is now home to a small but growing cell of artisanal producers who are farming carefully and returning to the metodo ancestrale of their great-grandfathers. Denny Bini is one of the humble heroes of this renaissance-revolution. Refermented in bottle without disgorgement, clarification or sulfite addition.
Pure, lively and racy. Explosive freshness and deliciously drinkable. Adult fizzy kool-aid. Floral and possessed of extraordinary red fruit aromatics bursting with strawberry, cherry and just ripe raspberries. Crunchy and juicy fruit with a touch of bread crust. Dynamite!
Food pairings: mushrooms on toast, pepperoni or mushroom pie, classic salumi, semi-firm and hard Italian cheeses, lamb spiedini