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NV Chiarli 1860 Lambrusco di Modena Amabile, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $3

Grape Variety

Lambrusco is a brightly colored grape variety used to make sparkling red wines in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. More accurately, it is a collective term for a group of grape varieties – more than 60 Lambrusco varieties have been identified so far. Lambrusco vines are grown in several Italian wine regions, including Piedmont (Emilia-Romagna’s neighbor) and farther afield in Basilicata.

Lambrusco and its eponymous wine have an enviably high profile in the early 21st Century, largely the result of mass production for major markets, particularly the United States and northern Europe, in the 1980s. The days when Lambrusco wines were widely bottle-fermented in the ...more

  • Modena is a town in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, famous for producing balsamic vinegar and some of the world's most famous sports cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, among others). Since April 2000 the city's aged vinegar has been protected from inferior imitations by its Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOC, and in 2009 this was joined by the Modena wine DOC.

    Modena wines are all sparkling, but they come in a variety of styles – not just red, rose and white but also varietal and blended. Both frizzante (light and semi-sparkling) and spumante (foaming) sparkling wines are made under the title, and the area is best known for these; in fact, Modena lies at the heart of Emilia-Romagna's 'Lambrusco zone'.

  • Emilia-Romagna is a rich, fertile region of northern Italy, and one of the country's most prolific wine regions – more than 136,000 acres (55,000ha) were under vine in 2010. At 150 miles (240km) wide, it spans almost the entire width of the northern Italian peninsula, sandwiched between Tuscany to the south, ...more

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