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Rinaldini Picol Ross Lambrusco Brut
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Rinaldini Picol Ross Lambrusco Brut NV

Emilia-Romagna, ItalyForget about the sweet and candied Lambruscos of your past. This is serious, dry, handmade metodo classico (traditional method) from the ancient, rare and endangered original Lambrusco grape: pjcol ross. The Rinaldinis are the only producer of pjcol ross varietal wines today, a grape that exists in only three vineyards. It was rediscovered by Rinaldo Rinaldini in the 1970s when he took over the vineyard. This tiny family owned winery is between Reggio Emilia and Parma in Emilia-Romagna at the foothills of Matilda de Canossa. This is full of balsamic imbued black plum, pitchy thorns, with a tight fist of stony spice from the core to the brisk finish. Bubbles are slight, acidity is high, tannins are grippy, and the feel is rustic authenticity. This spent one year on the lees, and is a solid match for wild pork or boar.Tasted: 11 April 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 31.99 private wine shops Producer: RinaldiniDistributors: Sedimentary Wines
Varietal: LambruscoCSPC: 192724UPC: 8032618100027