Cinque Campi, Lambrusco dell'Emilia Rosso 2020
Lambrusco Grasparossa, Marzemino
From the importer-
Our vineyard and family farm, located in the foothills of the Reggiano Appennine Mountains, has been handed down from father to son for over 200 years. Until relatively recently, the harvest has been solely for the consumption of the family. In 1980 we named the farm after the traditional name of our main lot of land, ‘Cinque Campi’ (translated: Five Fields), and we began selling wine in glass carboys to local customers. In 2003 we officially became an organic farm, although our land management and product processing was already organic. At this point we started bottling and labeling our wine. In 2005 we started the important process of reintroducing local vines that have become rare to the area. This allowed us to diversify our production and to create original and high quality products today.
Grapes are hand-harvested into small crates and destemmed. Maceration on skins in open vats of oak and chestnut, with daily mixing for 10 days. The primary fermentation then takes place in a stainless steel tank for 6 months. After that, the wine is transferred to bottles with addition of unfermented juice from the same vintage and left to re-ferment for 8 months minimum. No fining, no filtering, no sulfur added at any point (total sulfites <10ppm). Disgorged, zero dosage added.
Lush fruit and heaps of pleasure but also interesting depths and well-incorporated tannins and a hint of funk.