Grape(s): 100% Lambrusco di Sorbara
Localization: Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Tasting Notes: Bright straw-yellow color, very fine perlage, good structure. The nose opens w/notes of merengue & honey followed by white flowers & almonds. In the mouth some mineral & sapid notes, overall smooth & creamy yet fresh & fragrant at the same time. The taste is full and balanced inviting you to the next glass.
Notes: Soil type is calcareous, clay, chalk. Lambrusco di Sorbara grapes grown in the Secchia river alluvial plain, in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region. For the best expression, grapes are manually harvested in cases (17kg max) the third week of September. The grapes are softly pressed then vinified without skin contact. Following the Metodo Classico, the first fermentation is in stainless steel tank followed by the second fermentation in the bottle. The bottles are stored horizontally at a constant temperature of 12°C during the second fermentation.
The still wine is aged 6 months in tank prior to bottling, followed by 34 months on the lees in the bottle.
Food Pairing: Pairs nicely with shellfish, crab, and lobster
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.