Celebrate Lambrusco Day on June 21st and enjoy true Lambrusco Secco. "Lambrusco Secco is a REAL red wine…. with a little fizz."
Lambrusco is a sparkling red wine made from the Lambrusco grape that are produced in a number of different styles, depending on the region in which they are made. Grown around Parma, Modena, Reggio, Bologna, Cremona, and Mantova, the quality of a Lambrusco label depends very much on the reputation of a producer and the individual brand/label.
Lambrusco Secco revival is being led by producers who take care to produce wines that are varietally true and imbued with a distinct sense of terroir. Many of these committed producers have rescued indigenous Lambrusco varieties from near extinction and come from families that have produced exclusively Lambrusco Secco locally for generations.
The most common style is the frizzante, which is a light, slightly sparkling wine. Other styles include the spumante, which is a fully sparkling wine, and the amabile, which is a sweet wine.
Lambrusco has a low alcohol content, slight fizz (frizzante), bright fruit, with a hint of bitterness. True Lambrusco (Secco) has become a darling among sommeliers looking for something unique, crowd-pleasing, and food-friendly.
How to Celebrate Lambrusco Day
Lambrusco is a fun wine to share with friends. It is a good day to visit a winery in your area or pick up a Lambrusco at your local store.
Lambrusco wines are typically served chilled, and pair well with a variety of foods. They are especially good with Italian food and pairs the idea of "if it grows together, it goes together!"
Make or order some Italian food and serve with a chilled glass of Lambrusco.
Lambrusco is also a popular choice for making sangria so it is a good day to enjoy your favorite sangria recipe.