• Matt Day

Lambrusco demands food

Updated: Jan 22, 2019

Lambrusco is semi-sparkling red wine produced from Lambrusco grapes in Emilia-Romagna with intense sour cherry, violets and blueberries. Lambrusco can be bone dry (secco), off-dry (amiabile) and sweet (dolce).

Wines are fairly full bodied with low levels of tannins and high acidity. Lambrusco with its searing acidity and fresh bubbles demands food to show at its best. Try with creamy blue cheese, air dried hams or rich pasta dishes like Lasagna. The sweeter styles can work well with spicy meat dishes.

Five to try:

  • Tesco finest* Lambrusco (Tesco £7)

  • Monte delle Vigne Lambrusco Classico (Lea & Sandeman £12.75)

  • Tenuta di Aljano Settefilari Lambrusco Reggiano (Vini Italiani £13.50)

  • Ariola Marcello Lambrusco (Amazon £14.99)

  • Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara rizzante Secco Radice (Tannico £14.99)

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