La Collina Quaresimo Lambrusco - fizzy, dark, inky, bone dry
A traditional Lambrusco that reminds us why the Emilia Romagna region of italy is so famous for it’s love of food and wine. It seems Lambrusco is making a comeback, and for good reason… the acidity of this wine, combined with the bubbles can wash down perfectly the buttery sauce of any pasta, and stand up to rich meats at the same time. It is a perfect food wine… and has existed more or less as we know it today since 1567. You get acidity in spades, low alcohol and palate-refreshing fizz. Dark, inky and bone-dry, with tart cranberry, sour cherry and slightly tongue-tingling tannins, you want this on your picnics, at BBQs, or with the random antipasti spread.
Plus this winery and wine maker has a wonderful back story of being a farm cooperative and haven for recovering drug addicts. Check out their story sometime.