Lambrusco indicates a series of different grape varieties and its related wines.
Its grapes are grown in the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia and Mantua and produce sparkling red and rosé wines.
The name derives from labrum (edge of fields) and ruscum (spontaneous plant): the vine “la-brusca” would be the one that grows uncultivated at the edge of the fields.
Direct testimonies come to us from the Latins and precisely from the poet “Virgilio”, native of Mantua.
This type of wine is also used in the preparation of cocktails, then mixed with other spirits and fruit and served as an aperitif.
Lambrusco sparkling wine is produced using the Charmat technique (refermentation in autoclave).
It goes well with dishes rich in fats and aromas and cheeses from the area such as Grana Padana and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Video – Viva il vino spumeggiante