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.
Other Lambrusco varieties and Malbo Gentile
Vineyards within the communes/townships of:
Marano sul Panaro
Prignano sulla Secchia
Maximum yield of grapes per hectare180 quintals
Yield of grapes to wine
Deep ruby red with purple highlights
Medium persistence with sustained body
Vinous, fresh fruits
Fresh and pleasantly acidic
Red and rosé