Denominations

A universe of vines, territories and colours. The richness of Lambrusco is the multitude of flavours, fragrances, combinations and emotions.

A universe of vines, territories and colours. The richness of Lambrusco is the multitude of flavours, fragrances, combinations and emotions.

The souls of Lambrusco are at least as many as its colours and bubbles, all different, in a glass. The starting point of this multiplicity are the places in Emilia, where the cultivation of the vine has given rise to sometimes similar, sometimes diametrically opposed, expressions of wine. The only way to get to know Lambrusco is to come into contact with Lambrusco wines, wines with a unique energy, like human beings.

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Lambrusco di Sorbara

DOC

Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro

DOC

Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa DOC

DOC

Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce

DOC

Modena

DOC

Reggiano

DOC

The elegant Lambrusco with a perfume of violets

Lambrusco di Sorbara Light red in colour, with unmistakable perfumes of violets and red berries, this Lambrusco is appreciated for its freshness and elegant tannins by lovers of wine and of food. It easily marries with a range of dishes, from local salumi to Asian and other international cuisines, but it’s perfectly delicious served alone as an aperitif or paired with a main course. 

Grape varieties

60% min.
Lambrusco di Sorbara
40% max. 
Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce 
15% max. 
Other Lambrusco varieties and Uva d’Oro

Growing areas

Vineyards within the communes/townships of:
Bastiglia
Bomporto
Campogalliano
Camposanto
Carpi
Castelfranco Emilia
Modena
Nonantola
Ravarino
San Cesario
San Prospero
Soliera

Maximum yield of grapes per hectare

180 quintals

Yield of grapes to wine

70%

Tasting Notes

Colour
From rosé to pale ruby red

Mousse
Lively, with rosy tones 

Aroma
Intense and fine

Taste
Fresh, clean, delicate, with light body 

Type

Red and rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

The ‘noble’ Lambrusco

Lambrusco Grasparossa. Intense ruby hue, with bright violet highlights and a perfume that recalls freshly pressed grapes, blackberries, cherry, violets and fresh almonds, which is one of the characteristics of this grape. The highly esteemed Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro is originally from the higher valley and foothills of the hills around Modena and easily differentiates itself from the others by its more apparent body and tannins. They give these wines more structure and make them the perfect companions for more robust dishes.
The production zone includes parts of the province of Modena as well as the commune of Modena. In the vineyards on the higher parts of the valley the soils are poor and not very permeable, rich with sandy or loamy clay. On higher ground the soils are richer in limestone sands over a base of gravel, which gives them better drainage. 

Grape varieties

85% min.
Lambrusco Grasparossa
15% 
Other Lambrusco varieties and Malbo Gentile

Growing areas

Vineyards within the communes/townships of:
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelnuovo Rangone
Castelvetro
Fiorano
Formigine
Maranello
Marano sul Panaro
Modena
Prignano sulla Secchia
Sassuolo
Spilamberto
Vignola

Maximum yield of grapes per hectare

180 quintals

Yield of grapes to wine

70%

Tasting Notes

Colour
Deep ruby red with purple highlights

Mousse
Medium persistence with sustained body

Aroma
Vinous, fresh fruits

Taste
Fresh and pleasantly acidic

Type

Red and rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

Hillside viticulture with a glorious history

Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa. Lambrusco has found an exceptional cultivation area on the hillsides of Reggio Emilia ever since ancient times. And it’s in these hillsides that the wine’s history is intertwined with that of Matilde di Canossa, the 11th-century Tuscan countess best remembered for her role in the conflict between the papacy and the Holy Roman emperor. Here the soils, climate and exposition help create fine Lambrusco wines as well as the fine local aromatic whites like Spergola and Malvasia di Candia.

Grape varieties

85% min.
Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco Barghi (together or apart)
15% max.
Malbo Gentile, Marzemino, Croatina, Sgavetta, Termarina and Perla dei Vivi.

Growing areas

Vineyards within the communes of:
Albinea
Quattro Castella
Bibbiano
Montecchio
S. Polo d’Enza
Canossa
Vezzano sul Crostolo
Viano
Scandiano
Castellarano e Casalgrande

Vineyards within part of the communes of:
Reggio Emilia
Casina
S. Ilario d’Enza
Cavriago.

Maximum yield of grapes per hectare

160 quintals

Yield of grapes to wine

70%

Tasting Notes

Colour
From red to more or less intense rosé 

Mousse
Vivacious, evanescent

Aroma
Pleasant, from floral to fruity

Taste
From dry to sweet, fresh, pleasant, characteristic

Type

Red and rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

A delicate bouquet of red fruits and roses

Lambrusco Salamino Intense ruby red, with notes of raspberry, cherry and blackberry and a delicate hint of roses. To the palate it’s fresh and grapey, with a light salty vein: a pleasant and likeable wine. This Lambrusco goes well with every course due to its medium structure. Produced primarily in the province of Modena where the soils are rich and fertile. Here the land has been formed over the centuries by layers of sediment caused by the many rivers and streams that run from south to north across the Modena plain, resulting in sand, limestone and clay soils.

Grape varieties

85% min.
Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce
15% max.
Other Lambrusco varieties, Ancellotta, Fortana

Growing areas

Vineyards within the communes of:
Campogalliano
Camposanto
Carpi
Cavezzo
Concordia sulla Secchia
Finale Emilia
Medolla
Mirandola
Novi di Modena
San Felice sul Panaro
San Possidonio
Soliera

Maximum yield of grapes per hectare

190 quintals

Yield of grapes to wine

70%

Tasting Notes

Colour
Ruby red with violet hues

Mousse
Persistent

Aroma
Grapey and fruity

Taste
Fresh, flavourful, harmonious and moderately tannic

Type

Red or rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

The Dukes’ Bubbles

Lambrusco di Modena Modena and Lambrusco together have forged some of the area’s best wines. From rose-coloured to ruby red, with some purple. The Modena DOC denomination goes beyond Lambrusco to include local wines such as sparkling and spumante wines that are white, red, rosé and young red, or novello. The production area for Modena DOC is a swathe of Modena’s province that goes from the mixed and clay rich soils of the low Modena plain to the more limestone-rich hills of the Apennines and their accompanying river valleys.

Grape varieties

85% min.
Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco di Sorbara; Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Montericco, Lambrusco Oliva, Lambrusco with jagged leaves (joined or separate)

15% max.
Ancellotta, Malbo Gentile, Fortana

Growing areas

Vineyards within the communes of:
Bastiglia
Bomporto
Campogalliano
Camposanto
Carpi
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelnuovo Rangone
Castelvetro di Modena
Cavezzo
Concordia sul Secchia
Finale Emilia
Fiorano Modenese
Formigine
Guiglia
Maranello
Marano sul Panaro
Medolla
Mirandola
Modena
Nonantola
Novi di Modena
Prignano sul Secchia
Ravarino
S. Cesario sul Panaro
S.Felice sul Panaro
S. Possidonio
S. Prospero sul Secchia
Sassuolo
Savignano sul Panaro
Serramazzoni
Soliera
Spilamberto
Vignola

Maximum yield of grapes per hectare

230 quintals

Yield of grapes to wine

70%

Tasting Notes

Colour
Ruby red or rosé

Mousse
Medium Persistence

Aroma
Floral and fruity

Taste
Fresh, pleasantly acidic

Type

Red or rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

Many grape varieties, one Lambrusco DOC

Lambrusco Reggiano In their unique approach to fermentation, the winemakers of Reggio Emilia have come up with an individual approach to Lambrusco. Lambrusco Reggiano allows its makers to combine several grapes as long as they all come from within the large Lambrusco family. Thus each producer can create their own blend, choosing the varieties that will give colour and flavour to their personal concept. The production area is the central-western part of Emilia-Romagna in the province of Reggio Emilia, which is mainly in the plain, with a smaller section in the low foothills.

Grape varieties

85% min.
Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco Montericco, Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Viadanese, Lambrusco Oliva, Lambrusco Barghi (with joined or separate leaves)
15% max.
Ancellotta, Malbo Gentile, Lambrusco a foglia frastagliata, Fogarina

Growing areas

Vineyards within the communes of:
Rolo
Fabbrico
Campagnola
Rio Saliceto
Correggio
San Martino in Rio
Bagnolo in Piano
Novellara
Cadelbosco Sopra
Castelnovo Sotto
Gualtieri
Guastalla
Reggiolo
Sant’Ilario d’Enza
Reggio Emilia
Cavriago
Bibbiano
Montecchio
San Polo d’Enza
Canossa
Quattro Castella
Vezzano sul Crostolo
Albinea
Scandiano
Casalgrande
Rubiera
Viano
Castellarano
Campegine
Poviglio
Boretto
Gattatico
Brescello
Carpineti e Baiso

Maximum yield of grapes per hectare

180 quintals

Yield of grapes to wine

70%

Tasting Notes

Colour
Red 

Mousse
Lively, evanescent

Aroma
Vinous, intense, fruity

Taste
Flavourful, lively

Type

Red or rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

Lambrusco di Sorbara

DOC

The elegant Lambrusco with a perfume of violets

Lambrusco di Sorbara Light red in colour, with unmistakable perfumes of violets and red berries, this Lambrusco is appreciated for its freshness and elegant tannins by lovers of wine and of food. It easily marries with a range of dishes, from local salumi to Asian and other international cuisines, but it’s perfectly delicious served alone as an aperitif or paired with a main course. 

Base ampeLografica

60% min.
Lambrusco di Sorbara
40% max. 
Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce 
15% max. 
Other Lambrusco varieties and Uva d’Oro

Zona di coltivazione

Vineyards within the communes/townships of:
Bastiglia
Bomporto
Campogalliano
Camposanto
Carpi
Castelfranco Emilia
Modena
Nonantola
Ravarino
San Cesario
San Prospero
Soliera

Resa massima dell'uva

180 quintals

Resa dell'uva in vino

70%

Caratteristiche organolettiche

Colour
From rosé to pale ruby red

Mousse
Lively, with rosy tones 

Aroma
Intense and fine

Taste
Fresh, clean, delicate, with light body 

Tipologie

Red and rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro

DOC

The ‘noble’ Lambrusco

Lambrusco Grasparossa. Intense ruby hue, with bright violet highlights and a perfume that recalls freshly pressed grapes, blackberries, cherry, violets and fresh almonds, which is one of the characteristics of this grape. The highly esteemed Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro is originally from the higher valley and foothills of the hills around Modena and easily differentiates itself from the others by its more apparent body and tannins. They give these wines more structure and make them the perfect companions for more robust dishes.
The production zone includes parts of the province of Modena as well as the commune of Modena. In the vineyards on the higher parts of the valley the soils are poor and not very permeable, rich with sandy or loamy clay. On higher ground the soils are richer in limestone sands over a base of gravel, which gives them better drainage. 

Base ampeLografica

85% min.
Lambrusco Grasparossa
15% 
Other Lambrusco varieties and Malbo Gentile

Zona di coltivazione

Vineyards within the communes/townships of:
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelnuovo Rangone
Castelvetro
Fiorano
Formigine
Maranello
Marano sul Panaro
Modena
Prignano sulla Secchia
Sassuolo
Spilamberto
Vignola

Resa massima dell'uva

180 quintals

Resa dell'uva in vino

70%

Caratteristiche organolettiche

Colour
Deep ruby red with purple highlights

Mousse
Medium persistence with sustained body

Aroma
Vinous, fresh fruits

Taste
Fresh and pleasantly acidic

Tipologie

Red and rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa DOC

DOC

Hillside viticulture with a glorious history

Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa. Lambrusco has found an exceptional cultivation area on the hillsides of Reggio Emilia ever since ancient times. And it’s in these hillsides that the wine’s history is intertwined with that of Matilde di Canossa, the 11th-century Tuscan countess best remembered for her role in the conflict between the papacy and the Holy Roman emperor. Here the soils, climate and exposition help create fine Lambrusco wines as well as the fine local aromatic whites like Spergola and Malvasia di Candia.

Base ampeLografica

85% min.
Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco Barghi (together or apart)
15% max.
Malbo Gentile, Marzemino, Croatina, Sgavetta, Termarina and Perla dei Vivi.

Zona di coltivazione

Vineyards within the communes of:
Albinea
Quattro Castella
Bibbiano
Montecchio
S. Polo d’Enza
Canossa
Vezzano sul Crostolo
Viano
Scandiano
Castellarano e Casalgrande

Vineyards within part of the communes of:
Reggio Emilia
Casina
S. Ilario d’Enza
Cavriago.

Resa massima dell'uva

160 quintals

Resa dell'uva in vino

70%

Caratteristiche organolettiche

Colour
From red to more or less intense rosé 

Mousse
Vivacious, evanescent

Aroma
Pleasant, from floral to fruity

Taste
From dry to sweet, fresh, pleasant, characteristic

Tipologie

Red and rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce

DOC

A delicate bouquet of red fruits and roses

Lambrusco Salamino Intense ruby red, with notes of raspberry, cherry and blackberry and a delicate hint of roses. To the palate it’s fresh and grapey, with a light salty vein: a pleasant and likeable wine. This Lambrusco goes well with every course due to its medium structure. Produced primarily in the province of Modena where the soils are rich and fertile. Here the land has been formed over the centuries by layers of sediment caused by the many rivers and streams that run from south to north across the Modena plain, resulting in sand, limestone and clay soils.

Base ampeLografica

85% min.
Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce
15% max.
Other Lambrusco varieties, Ancellotta, Fortana

Zona di coltivazione

Vineyards within the communes of:
Campogalliano
Camposanto
Carpi
Cavezzo
Concordia sulla Secchia
Finale Emilia
Medolla
Mirandola
Novi di Modena
San Felice sul Panaro
San Possidonio
Soliera

Resa massima dell'uva

190 quintals

Resa dell'uva in vino

70%

Caratteristiche organolettiche

Colour
Ruby red with violet hues

Mousse
Persistent

Aroma
Grapey and fruity

Taste
Fresh, flavourful, harmonious and moderately tannic

Tipologie

Red or rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

Modena

DOC

The Dukes’ Bubbles

Lambrusco di Modena Modena and Lambrusco together have forged some of the area’s best wines. From rose-coloured to ruby red, with some purple. The Modena DOC denomination goes beyond Lambrusco to include local wines such as sparkling and spumante wines that are white, red, rosé and young red, or novello. The production area for Modena DOC is a swathe of Modena’s province that goes from the mixed and clay rich soils of the low Modena plain to the more limestone-rich hills of the Apennines and their accompanying river valleys.

Base ampeLografica

85% min.
Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco di Sorbara; Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Montericco, Lambrusco Oliva, Lambrusco with jagged leaves (joined or separate)

15% max.
Ancellotta, Malbo Gentile, Fortana

Zona di coltivazione

Vineyards within the communes of:
Bastiglia
Bomporto
Campogalliano
Camposanto
Carpi
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelnuovo Rangone
Castelvetro di Modena
Cavezzo
Concordia sul Secchia
Finale Emilia
Fiorano Modenese
Formigine
Guiglia
Maranello
Marano sul Panaro
Medolla
Mirandola
Modena
Nonantola
Novi di Modena
Prignano sul Secchia
Ravarino
S. Cesario sul Panaro
S.Felice sul Panaro
S. Possidonio
S. Prospero sul Secchia
Sassuolo
Savignano sul Panaro
Serramazzoni
Soliera
Spilamberto
Vignola

Resa massima dell'uva

230 quintals

Resa dell'uva in vino

70%

Caratteristiche organolettiche

Colour
Ruby red or rosé

Mousse
Medium Persistence

Aroma
Floral and fruity

Taste
Fresh, pleasantly acidic

Tipologie

Red or rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

Reggiano

DOC

Many grape varieties, one Lambrusco DOC

Lambrusco Reggiano In their unique approach to fermentation, the winemakers of Reggio Emilia have come up with an individual approach to Lambrusco. Lambrusco Reggiano allows its makers to combine several grapes as long as they all come from within the large Lambrusco family. Thus each producer can create their own blend, choosing the varieties that will give colour and flavour to their personal concept. The production area is the central-western part of Emilia-Romagna in the province of Reggio Emilia, which is mainly in the plain, with a smaller section in the low foothills.

Base ampeLografica

85% min.
Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco Montericco, Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Viadanese, Lambrusco Oliva, Lambrusco Barghi (with joined or separate leaves)
15% max.
Ancellotta, Malbo Gentile, Lambrusco a foglia frastagliata, Fogarina

Zona di coltivazione

Vineyards within the communes of:
Rolo
Fabbrico
Campagnola
Rio Saliceto
Correggio
San Martino in Rio
Bagnolo in Piano
Novellara
Cadelbosco Sopra
Castelnovo Sotto
Gualtieri
Guastalla
Reggiolo
Sant’Ilario d’Enza
Reggio Emilia
Cavriago
Bibbiano
Montecchio
San Polo d’Enza
Canossa
Quattro Castella
Vezzano sul Crostolo
Albinea
Scandiano
Casalgrande
Rubiera
Viano
Castellarano
Campegine
Poviglio
Boretto
Gattatico
Brescello
Carpineti e Baiso

Resa massima dell'uva

180 quintals

Resa dell'uva in vino

70%

Caratteristiche organolettiche

Colour
Red 

Mousse
Lively, evanescent

Aroma
Vinous, intense, fruity

Taste
Flavourful, lively

Tipologie

Red or rosé
Dry
Semidry
Semisweet/Amabile
Sweet

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