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Discovering The New Generation Of Lambrusco With Venturini Baldini

Lambrusco has long been the underdog of the Italian wine world. During the 80s, Lambrusco wines were popular in Italy. Some even say it was known as Italy’s true “wine of the people.” The Lambrusco grape has shown itself prone to developing several clones and sub-varieties to where there is no one singular “Lambrusco grape”. By the end of the 20th century, ampelographers had identified over 60 varieties of Lambrusco scattered throughout Italy including-Piedmont, including Sicily and Veneto. However, Lambrusco originates from Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy. For the best Lambrusco wines, Venturini Baldini leads the category.

DISCOVERING THE NEW GENERATION OF LAMBRUSCO WITH VENTURINI BALDINI

Located on the historic Matidilche Hills in Emilia, between Parma and Reggio Emilia, the Venturini Baldini family estate is synonymous with sparkling wines from Emilia. With an approach that fully respects nature and its ecosystem, a strong link to the territory and its tradition, and a spirit of innovation, Venturini Baldini make organic wines that represent the diversity of Emilia. Venturini Baldini was also one of the first companies in Emilia to be certified organic.

DISCOVERING THE NEW GENERATION OF LAMBRUSCO WITH VENTURINI BALDINI

Julia Prestia and her husband own Venturini Baldini, one of the historic producers of organic Lambrusco and sparkling rosé wines in Emilia-Romagna. In 2015, Giuseppe and Julia Prestia took ownership of the estate from the Venturini Baldini family, continuing their work with the help of Tuscan winemaker Carlo Ferrini and expanding their range of historic red sparkling Lambrusco wines to include a new category of organic sparkling rosé wines. Three of their iconic wines are widely distributed in the United States, including theMarchese Manodori Reggiano Lambrusco Frizzante DOP, the Montelocco Lambrusco Emilia IGP–Semi Sec, and the sparkling rosé Cadelvento Lambrusco Spumante DOP, all representing the dry and modern Lambrusco wines that Venturini Baldini is known for both in Italy and abroad.

For a taste of the new generation of Lambrusco wines, we recommend trying one or all of these bottles.

Cadelvento Rosé

Cadelvento Rosé

With a persuasive, fragrant, and persistent perfume. Reminiscent of wild rose and ripe plum. With a dry and enveloping body, fragrant with an elegant and clean base. Ideal as an aperitif, and finds an ideal match with shellfish dishes as well as rather tasty fish soups.

Montelocco

With recognizable aromas of aromatic herbs and juicy black cherries, with a fresh semi-dry taste with light tannins. A wine for the whole meal, especially with succulent first courses such as meat ravioli with butter and sage.

Marchese Manodori

Pleasantly fruity and spicy, it recalls violets and ripe cherries, accompanied by a gentle note of clove and pepper. Medium-bodied with lively, harmonious, fresh, and elegant tannins. For the whole meal, especially with succulent first courses, cold cuts, and grilled pork ribs.

Tash Bazika
Natasha Bazika is a luxury lifestyle writer. She has worked with various national publications including Architectural Digest and Travel + Leisure to author everything from print features on remote wonders of the world to dining at Michelin star restaurants. She has interviewed celebrities such as Brenda Song, revered chefs like Daniel Boulud, and power players in the architecture and interior design world. When she's not traveling, Natasha spends most of her time convincing her partner to get a dog.

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