Lambrusco Mantovano DOC – the Luscious Sparkling Red Wine from Lombardi

Lambrusco Mantovano DOC

When I think of Lombardi, I think of luxury.  Between Milan’s il Duomo and la Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – Italy’s oldest shopping mall – Lombardi truly is the region of alta moda, or high fashion. It is no wonder that the region would necessitate a similarly stylish wine.  Without a doubt, Lambrusco Mantovano DOC fits the bill.

Lambrusco Mantovano DOC
Rotonda di San Lorenzo Mantua

Lambrusco Mantovano DOC Characteristics

Unlike its straw-yellow neighbor in northern Italy, Piemonte’s Alta Langa DOCG, Lambrusco Mantovano DOC is a gorgeous ruby-red varietal. Its roots can be traced back to as far as the Benedictine times, although its DOC status was more recently established in 1987.

Lambrusco Mantovano DOC
stroll alongside the Mantua canals while enjoying a glass of Lambrusco Mantovano DOC

This semi-sparkling wine can either be a red (Lambrusco Semi-Sparkling rosso) or rosé (Lambrusco Semi-Sparkling rosato).

It is produced within the province of Mantua, located in the larger region of Lombardi in northern Italy.  Mantua is conveniently located between Milan and Venice – and easily accessible by train from either city.

Lambrusco Mantovano DOC
Mantua aerial view

Lambrusco Mantovano DOC is best paired with a tradition dish of the area – riso alla pilota (rise with sausage and Grana Padano cheese).

Lambrusco Mantovano DOC producers

To give you an idea of where to look, here are three are my favorite Lambrusco Mantovano DOC producers.

Azienda Agricola Del Bugno Martino

Azienda Agricola Del Bugno Martino is named after the ancient hamlet of San Benedetto Po where they are located.  Nine hectares of vineyards and their ideal conditions produce organic grapes, which in turn produce exquisite bottles of wine.

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Azienda Agricola Del Bugno Martino
str. Zottole 93 – 97 | San Benedetto Po (MN)
https://www.bugnomartino.com/contatti

Carpi and Sorbara Winery

Carpi and Sorbara Winery strives to make superior Lambrusco wines by utilizing tradition and cultivating high quality grapes in their vineyards. This large estate has 1200 producing members and owns 2330 hectares of vineyards.

Carpi and Sorbara Winery
Via Cavata, 14 – 41012 Carpi MO – ITALY
https://www.cantinadicarpiesorbara.it/

 

Decordi Vinicola SPA

Decordi Vinicola SPA is a family run tavern who creates traditional dishes of the Cremonese alongside their wine. It was founded in 1921, and is still a family run business. They aim to produce prestigious wine and supply them to the restaurant industry.

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It is a place to feel welcomed and experience a delicious glass of wine.

Decordi Vinicola SPA
Vinicola Decordi del Borgo Imperiale Corte Sole SpA – Via delle Brede, 6 – Motta Baluffi (CR)
https://www.decordi.it/index.php/en/

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