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Mi Amore

Mi Amore
NV Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Regional Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8% RS: 3%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14.99

Mi Amore
NV Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Regional Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8% RS: 3%
Deep purple color. Aromas of blackberry cobbler, grape pips, blackberry leaf, and earth with a slightly chewy, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, snappy black tea, thyme, and candied almond finish. A grippy off-dry Lambrusco for cheese.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: blackberry cobbler, grape pips, blackberry leaf, and earth
Taste Flavor: black tea, thyme, and candied almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Colby, Camembert, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A grippy off-dry Lambrusco for cheese.

The Importer

Arcadia Imports

The Importer
3 Ridgewood Rd
Burlington, CT 06013
USA
1 860-673-1043

Their Portfolio

Regional Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Italians love their sparkling wines, so you will have no problem finding bubblies across the country. Besides Prosecco from the Veneto region, the most popular sparkler is the lightly sweet, slightly sparkling Moscato d'Asti from Spumante.

Moscato is also used to produce fresh, simple sparkling wines from other Italian regions, especially Veneto. These wines have pleasant apricot, peach and yellow flower aromas and are a delight to drink on their own after a meal or paired with fresh fruit.

Two other more "serious" sparkling wines from Italy are Alta Langa and Franciacorta, both made according to the classic method. The former is from Piemonte, produced from Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) and Chardonnay. There are both traditional styles as well as rosé. Quite dry and with good acidity, these are complex wines for enjoyment within three to five years of release; they are rich enough to pair with all types of seafood, with the rosés working well with lighter red meats, pork and veal.

Franciacorta is arguably the highest quality sparkling wine in Italy; produced in the Lombardy region, the best examples have the complexity and structure of the finest bubblies in the world. These are priced accordingly,, but they are very rewarding and can stand up to rich seafood and most meats.