This is Lambrusco, but not as you know it. The very sweet, cheap stuff has been replaced here with something vibrant and crunchy. It has black cherry and plum fruit and plenty of fresh acidity. There is a nice sweetness, but at just 10 grams of residual sugar it helps to balance out the acidity rather than dominate the wine. A very quaffable discovery that is perfect as an aperitif or with a platter of salami; it will be gone before you know it.
We’re seeing a revival in Lambrusco and this example is a long way from the bland, sweet wines of the past. This dry, serious example opens up to intense dark fruit and savoury aromas, while the palate is full of pure, deep and complex red cherry and blackberry notes. While the tannins are firm, it has amazing length and depth. Only 5,000 bottles made.