Saturday, April 26, 2014

Medici Ermete Lambrusco Rosso Secco NV 87 Points

I always relate to Lambrusco as being foxy in profile, I have it on various wine lists in our Italian theme venues and it’s more for fun and discovery than anything else and most of the time get use in tasting pairing menu, as it’s a style that does have an affinity with some regional Italian cuisine, it has it’s place on a wine lists, locally! 
Lambrusco is made from Lambrusco grape!

This particular bottle was at home in my wine rack for the last 4 years and every time I look at it, I never had the courage to pull it out, even when friends were around for a bite,……but it always intrigue me, that change yesterday, it has to be drunk eventually…. chilled it and shared it with John Fraser, editor of ZA Confidential and Mike Schussler, director of Economist, after another fun and lively podcast recording of Die Vine Intervention for….. ZA Confidential.

Well it’s has shed it’s primary fruitiness, firmly in secondary phase, not to dissimilar to a Pinot in character, the wine was in perfect nick, fresh and elegant, light, dry as the label suggest, and served chilled it was just perfect, moreish, you keep going back to the glass!

Alcohol: perfect | 10.5%abv

Origin: Emilia Romagna | Italy

Notes: cherries | preserved strawberries | mushroom | earthy |spicy

Ideal drinking occasions: lunchtime

Serve with: traditional calzone

Drink: now