Lambrusco

Lambrusco

A family of about 8 related varieties, one of Italy’s oldest. Primary family members:

  • Lambrusco di Sorbara: Lightest, most floral.
  • Lambrusco Grasparossa (di Castelvetro): Big­ger, fuller bodied; considered the best.
  • Lambrusco Maestri: Aromas & flavors: Plum, black cherry, chocolate, violet, bubblegum.
  • Lambrusco Marani: Tannic. Aromas & flavors: Violet, iris, peony, black currant, red cherry.
  • Lambrusco Salamino: Happy medium between Grasparossa and Sorbara.
  • Lambrusco Viadanese: Aka Lambrusco Mantovano.