Some products have more things to tell about themselves than others: where they come from; how they are produced; and what the particular characteristics are that differentiate them and qualify them as truly unique.
The vineyards of the flat lowlands produce grapes brimming with amazing energy, rich in mineral salts that bring out the clean, clear fragrances and dry flavor of the of the wines. The vineyards in the hilly and semi-hilly areas south of the via Emilia are tranquil and downright inducive to meditation; they produce grapes that when pressed into wines manifest olfactory notes that are winey, as well as generating an evanescent foam that is a delicate purplish hue around the edges.
Like all truly important food and wine products, Lambrusco, the most famous sparkling red wine in the world, could not avoid being subjected to the rules of Designation of Origin certification, i.e. a guaranteed indication of where it comes from. Therefore, the producers requested and obtained official recognition of the four above-mentioned D.O.P. Lambrusco varieties. In 1970 Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce and Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro were declared to be D.O.C (Quality wine produced in a specific region), an acronym currently replaced by D.O.P.(Protected Designation of Origin), whereas in 2009 Lambrusco di Modena was finally also included in this appellation. These designations of origin constitute a further confirmation of the strong bond that Lambrusco has with the land around Modena, where a marriage of both natural and human factors have conspired to determine the origin and consolidate the tradition of this powerful connection.
Lambrusco di Sorbara
Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce
Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Lambrusco di Modena