Lambrusco Mantovano DOC
Lambrusco is the best-selling Italian wine in the world and is currently undergoing a renaissance as wine critics and consumers finally realize that, despite all its youthful charm and carefree exuberance, Lambrusco should be taken very seriously. When Gustinvest decided to include a quality-oriented Lambrusco, Molo 8, in its list, we chose a winery with a great history, founded in 1921, as a producer.
“Molo 8” was an ancient quay suspended on a lake from lost time. Legend has it that on this quay the local youth declared their love to the girls; the lake dried up, the pier on the mainland was rebuilt to keep the enchantment of love intact.
100% Lambrusco (Lambrusco Maestri & Marani: 85%, Lambrusco Ancellotta: 15%)
From the area of Mantova (Lombardy)
Clay, sand, & silty terrain
Guyot, reversed double Guyot, Casarsa (spurtrained, similar to Sylvos, which is typical of Friuli), and free cordon trained
150 meters (492 feet) above sea level
Age of vines:
10‐20 years old
Time of harvest:
From late September to early November
Intense ruby red. The bouquet is persistent and fragrant with hints of black cherries and wild berries. On the palate the wine is aromatic, fruity and pleasantly sweet.
Ideal for cheese, ham, salami, pork or cold cuts and most dishes.