Alberici NV 'La Fogarina' Lambrusco dell'Emilia Rosso IGP
Item Number: 11830
Sub Region: Emilia-Romagna
Appellation/AVA: Lambrusco IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Fogarina
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay with sand and silt from Po River
Vine Age: 60+ years, rediscovered in 2002
Method: Classico; the wine rests in tank from harvest until February or March of the following year, then goes through a slow, natural fermentation in bottle.
Tasting Notes: Made from 100% Fogarina, a grape thought to be extinct in the Emilia-Romagna region but resuscitated by the Alberici family, this frizzante offers a completely fresh take on Lambrusco, showing tart currant and slightly vegetal qualities in juxtaposition to purple berry ripeness. Bright with a balanced acidity, this bottle is a breath of fresh air from the candy-sweet Lambrusco wines of yesteryear. Some years it labeled with the fun artistic happy glasses and other years it has the drawing of a fawn done by their beloved uncle who passed years ago.
About Fogarina: Fogarina is an ancient grapevine that is typical of the area bordering Boretto and Gualtieri. It was abandoned about sixty years ago but rediscovered and vinified for the first time in 2002 by Amilcare Alberici. After 2002, Alberici and his cousin Joseph Caleffi petitioned to get Fogarina officially listed with the regional registry of permissible grape varieties: it was nearly extinct.