Grape(s): 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara
Localization: Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Tasting Notes: Lots of fun, candied-strawberry and cherry character. Full body, light bubbles and a fruity finish.
Food Pairing: Because the grapes are grown in the food belt of Italy, this wine pairs very well with Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, Tortellini, etc.
The Domain: We love Lambrusco and we want to offer the finest selection of Lambrusco wines in the Mid-Atlantic. Cantina della Volta is the rebirth of a winery founded in 1920 by the Bellei family. The fourth generation of the Bellei, Christian, is the catalyst that began Cantina della Volta anew. The winery is part of a 32ha site with 9ha of vine. Christian has begun moving the winery to organic certification-all wines are farmed sustainably and the Il Mattaglio wines are certified organic as of 2017. Christian believes very heavily in the Metodo Classico (Traditional Method) and all of his wines are bottle-fermented. The wines of Cantina della Volta are truly world-class. They are regarded by many to be among the finest sparkling wines produced in Italy and are found in the very best restaurants in the world.
The winery is based in the original building of the Cantina Bellei, built by Christian’s great-grandfather on the banks of the Naviglio di Bomporto canal, near the 18th-century dock, where boats would perform la volta (‘the turnaround’) before setting sail once more to return back to the city of Modena.