Michele and I were invited to a friend’s house for pork sausages on the grill and I offered to bring the wine. I was looking for a light red wine to bring when I came across a bottle of sparkling dry Lambrusco. What could be better on a hot day? It should be served chilled, the bubbles cut the rich food and the wine has only 11.5% alcohol.
The bottle I chose was the Lambrusco “Ottocentonero” from Albinea Canali made from 50% Lambrusco Salamino, 40% Lambrusco Grasparossa and 10% Lancellotta. The pressing of the grapes is followed by maceration at low temperatures for 3/4 days. After racking the juice completes its fermentation in pressurized temperature controlled vats to develop its natural sparkle.
This is a wine with rich berry flavors and aromas, easy to drink and a great combination with the spicy sausages.