Lambrusco (NV)


Terroir: From the foothills and plains of the Reggio Emilia and Modena zones. Fertile, deep and medium-mixture grounds, 800 feet above sea level.

Vinification: The pressing and brief maceration of select grapes is followed by the fermentation of the must at controlled temperature. A second fermentation, using the Charmat method, imparts the characteristic sparkling note.

Additional Information

Riunite Lambrusco is a semi-sparkling wine with a lively and bright ruby-red color. It has a soft and harmonious taste. The perfume is fresh and fruity. Ideal with simple and light dishes, it is excellent to pair with traditional Italian cuisine as well as spicy dishes, grilled meats, and pizza.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Reggio Emilia, Modena
  • Winemaker: Vanni Lusetti
  • Soil: medium-mixture grounds
  • Alcohol: 8.0%
  • Ttl Acidity: 7.5 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 50 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 24/187ml, 24/250ml, 12/750ml
  • Varietals: A blend of Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Maestri, and Lancellotta

Recent Press

  • Score: 82 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    A modest Lambrusco, lightly frizzante and sweet, with candied berry and cherry fruit flavors backed by citrus peel acidity. Drink now. 900,000 cases made, 180,000 cases imported.
  • Food52 Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    "March 24 marks National Cocktail Day, and this Riunite cocktail recipe incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients is the perfect beverage for the occasion. Riunite Lambrusco, a fruity, fizzy, and semi-sweet red wine, pairs beautifully with the bright flavors of strawberry, lemon, and basil. The addition of Earl Grey syrup and balsamic vinegar add an interesting twist to this refreshing, low-ABV cocktail served over ice."

    Strawberry Hills Cocktail
    1 bottle Riunite Lambrusco
    2 basil leaves
    1 strawberry, diced
    1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
    3/4 ounce Earl Grey tea syrup
    1 ounce fresh lemon juice

    Combine 2 basil leaves and diced strawberry in a shaker tin and muddle gently.
    Add 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, 3/4 ounce Earl Grey tea syrup (equal parts tea and sugar), and 1 ounce fresh lemon juice with ice and shake vigorously.
    Open shaker tin and add 4 ounces Riunite Lambrusco.
    Strain entire cocktail into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  • Rodeo Uncorked Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
    The 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition -- "Featured entries from wineries across the globe. The 2020 competition, held Nov. 16-17 at NRG Center, included 3,528 entries from 19 countries, including France, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, Argentina and South Africa. Texas wineries represented 480 entries, and 380 entries came from this year’s featured region, Mendoza, Argentina. Look for these award-winning wines at retail locations and plan to enjoy a selection at the Champion Wine Garden during the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo."
    Grade: Gold Medal - Class Champion
  • VinePair Author: Katie Brown
    Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
    The OG Hard Seltzer? Lambrusco. (UVM: 539,631) -- "Hard seltzer has unquestionably swept the nation over the past year. In fact, Americans bought more hard seltzer than vodka in 2019. And with its light, fruity taste, low-calorie content, and successful marketing campaigns, it’s easy to see why young people are so drawn to the stuff. But while it may seem as though the hard seltzer phenomenon is an unprecedented one, its popularity is distinctly similar to a trend the wine industry has seen before: the rise of Lambrusco."

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  • Author: Maria Miyashiro
    Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    Get A Crash Course In Sweet Red Wine (And 6 Bottles You'll Love!) -- "Notes of cherry, strawberry, and vanilla shine in this sparkling red. Easy on the palate...and on the wallet!"
  • The Zoe Report Author: Ashley Tibbits
    Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    These 3-Ingredient (Or Less) Cocktails Will Be A Hit For Your Next Virtual Happy Hour -- "Riunite created this take on the standard beer-plus-lemonade drink that's a summer favorite. But in this case, you'll replace the brew with Lambrusco, a dry, sparkling red wine."

    Lambrusco Shandy
    3 oz. Riunite Lambrusco
    2 oz. Lemonade
    Build over ice. Garnish with lemon wheel.
  • Real Simple Author: Betty Gold
    Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    The Ultimate Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Super Bowl Foods -- #14 Chili and Lambrusco
    "The subtle sweetness of Lambrusco balances out even the spiciest chili. This lively, semi-sparkling red sells at an approachable price, making it a staple wine for any holiday party host."

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