Monday, August 19, 2013

Rosés: Lamberti Vino Spumante Rosé Extra Dry

  Lamberti S.p.A., Verona - Veneto, Italy    
  Grapes:  34% Pinot Bianco - 33% Pinot Nero - 33% Raboso

This sparkling Rosé is made first by creating a still Rosé using juice that is removed from red grape must (freshly crushed juice, pulp, and skins) before it has extracted much color from the grape skins. The resulting pink wine is then given a second fermentation in a pressurized vat, where it develops its bubbles and secondary flavors. The presence of 1/3 white grapes in this blend is somewhat uncommon in the production of Rosé, but adds to the freshness and complexity of the finished product. The new sparkling wine is filtered and bottled using special equipment so that the bubbles and freshness are not lost. Lamberti was established in 1964 on the shores of the famous Lake Garda in the Verona subregion of the Veneto in northeast Italy. They are one of the leading producers of this type of wine, and are widely praised for their success in helping revive the reputation of the everyday wines of the Veneto. 
Lamberti Vineyards on Lake Garda

Marc's Tasting Notes:
Appearing bright pink with a slight purplish hue, this frothy Spumante presents a nose of green apples, citrus, and roses. The refreshing and lively body is dry but leans towards the off-dry a bit. Light flavors of peach with hints of melon and lemon make this wine attractive and festive. The short to medium dry finish makes you anticipate the next sip, or perhaps that appetizer you have on your plate. Quite a value.

 -- Marc Soucy, FWS CSW 

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