Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC
Located near the city of Modena, the Paltrinieri family has been growing Lambrusco grapes for over 3 generations. Their approach is classified as sustainable, with a tendency towards natural winemaking. The Piria is a large funnel made from half-oak barrel pieces; an object commonly used each vintage up to the modern age. The Piria is represented in the cycle of bas-reliefs dedicated to the months in the Modena Cathedral. The design on the label was made by observing one that belongs to the collection of agricultural tools of the Paltrinieri family.
Oenologist Alberto Paltrinieri farms 15 hectares of Lambrusco Sorbara and Salamino, mostly from the Il Christo vineyard. Marrying the pale aromatic style of Salamino and the punch of textured fruit from Sorbara, this Lambrusco is soft and balanced, with light texture and a touch of earthy appeal; a perfect entrance to these satisfying wines. With cutting acidity and tangy red fruits - alongside a good helping of minerality - this versatile, low-in-alcohol Lambrusco is simply a delight. Bright, approachable and perfect as an aperitivo or will keep you company from start to finish as you grill marinated chicken, sausages and shrimp skewers on your BBQ.
On first pour this wine had me. Small, fast moving bubbles, green apple aroma, and that colour! It’s not just salmon in colour, it’s King Salmon, which is appropriate for such a Royal drink! I was content to drink this by myself, enjoy the evening and this curious wine that was created by someone who obviously cares about what they produce. Gracias.