Grape(s): 40% Lambrusco Marani, 40% Lambrusco Montericco, 20% Lambrusco Salamino
Localization: Emilia Romagna, Italy
Tasting Notes: Winy impact with pronounced floral aromas in which violets stand out, together with blackberries, raspberries, and cherries. Dry in the mouth with pronounced but very pleasant tannins. It is a lively, full-bodied, extremely zesty wine with a very long fruity finish.
The Domain: Devoted to a host of historic Lambrusco clones – each with its own distinct character – Casali has been making traditional wines in Reggio Emilia since 1900. With the Pra di Bosso line, they have sought to elevate the category through low yields and a meticulous balance of silky tannins and acidity. Pra di Bosso is Casali's first single vineyard wine, made since the early 1980s.
Bosso – box trees – were used to mark where one vineyard ended and another began. This is what Pra di Bosso is still doing, as the ultimate benchmark for Lambrusco Reggiano-making, and a unique, historic one at that. This boundary line has deep roots in Emilian food and wine traditions, telling of the region's origins and bringing the best out of them.
Casali Viticultori manages 50 hectares encompassing many of the area’s native grape varieties including Spergola and Malvasia di Candia Aromatica white grapes and red varieties comprising the large and varied Lambrusco family. The Pratissolo di Scandiano winery’s 3500 square meters hosts 30 autoclaves and stores more than 10,000 bottles of Ca’ Besina sparkling wine - the first Emilia Romagna champagne method wine to be made with Spergola grapes and with time on the lees - every year. Around 1.5 million bottles are produced every year and sold both in Italy and abroad.