Appropriately named Grasparossa, meaning “red stalk,” the stalk and leaves turn red in the fall just before harvest on this strain of Lambrusco. Cultivated in the 18-hectare Il Fagiano vineyard located in the town of Castelvetro near the city of Modena, the vines average in age of about 20 years. Fruity aromas of tart red cherries mingle with notes of savory spices. On the palate, penetrating semi-sweet berry flavors come through with precision. The pure fruit and lively acidity is balanced perfectly by clean tannins on the finish. This slightly sweet bubbly pairs well with lighter fare, from salads and cold pastas, to fruits and desserts.
Fine and persistent foam with violet hues, this wine is rich ruby red in color
with garnet reflections, particularly along the rim. Fruity aromas of red berries
intermingle with spicy notes. On the palate, pleasantly semi-sweet fruit flavors
come through. It is nicely balanced by light tannins.
Hand-harvested in late September with careful
selection taking place directly in the vineyard.
Produced using the Charmat method, the grapes are
pressed then vinified on the skins in stainless steel
tanks for 20 days at 15-18°C. A secondary natural
fermentation takes place in a pressurized tank during
which time it slowly develops fine bubbles.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve well-chilled as an aperitif with typical fare from the the Emilia-Romagna
region including cured fatty charcuterie like mortadella. Also excellent with meat