Cavicchioli Col Sassoso Lambrusco 2015

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The Cavicchioli family has been cultivating vines in San Prospero, province of Modena, for over a century, and in 1928 Umberto Cavicchioli began bottling the wine under his family name. Umberto's grandsons, brothers Sandro and Claudio, are still part of the business today: Sandro is the winemaker and Claudio looks after the commercial side of the family business. The Cavicchioli family is among the largest vineyard owners of Lambrusco in the Modena DOC with 95ha of vineyards of which 70ha are of the prized Sorbara variety. Here, the climate is always humid with cold winters and hot summers and vineyards are pergola-trained to keep the fruit dry.

Col Sassoso, meaning 'Rocky Hillside', takes its name from the location of the Grasparossa vineyards: the rocky foothills of the Apennines, in the locality of Castelvetro, south of Modena, where this variety performs best. This 85% Grasparossa and 15% Salamino is sourced from selected Grasparossa vineyards in Castelvetro. Hand-harvest occurs in the middle of October for the Salamino and at the end of October for the Grasparossa (the last Lambrusco variety to be harvested). Serve this delicious Lambrusco with charcuterie and cheeses, pasta dishes with meat sauces and roasts. It has a lively, creamy froth, intense blackberry color with violet edges, a distinctly winey, intense and spicy perfume and a full well-structured taste with cherry, black plum and pleasing tar notes. The finish is long and luscious.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Appellation Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castel Vetro
Brand Cavicchioli