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Cleto Chiarli Fondatore Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC

Cleto Chiarli Fondatore Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC

Sparkling Wine | 2021 | Italy, Emilia-Romagna | 11.5%

Delicious bottle-fermented Lambrusco.
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Deep ruby red in colour. The nose reveals notes of wild berries and blackberries. On the palate is characterized by a nice freshness, with a powerful acidity that goes hand in hand with the light but persistent fresh fruity flavour. Even without sugars, the wine has fullness and provides a delicate but nonetheless long finish.

Product Details

Type Sparkling Wine
Origin Italy, Emilia-Romagna
Vintage 2021
Size 0.75 l
ABV 11.5%
Grape Lambrusco di Sorbara
Sulphite Content Contains Sulphites
Closure Cork

Production Notes

The grapes are harvested both by hand and machine, immediately crushed and destemmed. Maceration lasts a few hours at controlled temperature. For this wine only the freshest must is selected, which is clarified and cold stabilized immediately after harvest as “must”. The first and only fermentation, at controlled temperature and with selected yeasts, begins in steel and, without filtration, ends in the bottle.

Producer Information

Modena – the home of Ferrari and Maserati, of Pavarotti and Acetico Balsamico – is also the home of Lambrusco. From the day in 1860 when Cleto Chiarli shut the doors of his Osteria dell’Artigliere to concentrate all his efforts on winemaking, the Chiarli name has been synonymous with this great – and much misunderstood – wine style. Chiarli’s expertise in everything from wine quality to marketing – its innovative bottle, label and cork were much admired as long ago as 1900 – sparked a revolution in selling Lambrusco, and by 1910 this family company was making 1m bottles a year.

There have been challenges along the way, such as the extensive damage done to the Chiarli winery by Allied bombers in 1944, and the boom-and-bust years of Lambrusco’s rise and fall in fashionability. Compromises in quality among other producers brought about Lambrusco’s inevitable decline, but through this volatile period Chiarli has stayed true to its origins, focusing on the historic varietals of Sorbara and Grasparossa, alongside promising new styles such as Pignoletto.

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