Colour: A deep ruby red, with attractive purplish reflections, highlighted by the bead of lively bubbles
Nose: Persistent fruit notes mingle with hints of aromatic herbs, thyme and rosemary
Palate: Morello cherries dominate followed by touches of ginseng and ginger. The acidity is refreshing and the wine finishes with rounded tannins that leave the palate dry and cleansed.
Alc/Vol: 11.50% alc. v/v
Ageing Capacity: Drink young and fresh within 1-3 years
There are five Lambrusco DOC regions: Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Sorbara, Salamino di Santa Croce, Reggiano and Mantovano.
Lambrusco is made from Grasparossa grape. The name derives from the characteristic red colour of the stalks when the grapes are fully ripe. The Grasparossa of Castelvetro is the grape variety that produces the finest wines among the diversified family of Lambruscos; it grows on hillside sites and produces low yields per hectare. It has always been vinified with long macerations on the skins resulting in a bright red wine with purplish highlights: an unmistakeable wine with a characteristic scent of Morello cherries and vinous tones which is the perfect match for all types of salumi and fatty foods.
Winemaking: Traditional long maceration on skins under temperature-controlled conditions. As no sulphur dioxide, or any other chemical substances are used, Cantolibero is protected throughout its production process from any contact whatsoever with oxygen, so as to preserve its freshness and prevent any premature oxidation.
Small production of 12,000-15,000 bottles in total.