Grape(s): 70% Lambrusco di Sorbara / 30% Lambrusco Salamino
Localization: Emilia Romagna, Italy
Tasting Notes: Sparkling dry wine, with a characteristic bouquet of violets. Ruby-red color with a dry but gentle finish, light and crisp.
Food Pairing: An excellent companion with many Italian dishes, especially those including parmesan, prosciutto, or balsamic vinegar.
The Domain: Cantina Fratelli Carafoli was founded in Ravarino, a small village in Modena by Mauro Carafoli in 1919. Kilometers away from the town of Sorbara, Carafoli has excelled in the production of Lambrusco di Sorbara and Lambrusco di Modena.
Cantina Carafoli is thriving under the third generation with advancements in technology, methods, and viticulture. Carafoli elevated the quality of their wines with the purchase of 20 hectares in Sorbara in 1965. These 20 ha are in a thin strip of land between the Secchia and Panaro rivers. There the soil is relatively rich in nutrients for vineyard soils but the soils are loose and permeable, providing excellent drainage.