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    Monte delle Vigne "I Calanchi" Lambrusco, Colli di Parma '18

    Emilia Romagna

    Monte delle Vigne "I Calanchi" Lambrusco, Colli di Parma '18

    Another hit from a house favorite, Monte delle Vigne! Monte delle Vigne is in Emilia Romagna, located on gentle hills that slope down from a height of 300 meters to the right bank of the river Taro, deep soils rich in clay and limestone and night breezes that lower summer temperatures make this place a really unique terroir.  Some notes on Lambrusco….What is often misunderstood as a sweet sparkling wine, is finally finding its way into the every day drinking of people around the United States. Lambrusco is the name of a variety that comes from Emilia-Romagna. Just like Sangiovese, there are different varieties of the grape. There are seven major varieties, although we are told that there are in fact over 60 different types. Different parts of Emilia-Romagna are better growing areas for the different types of Lambrusco. Despite the differences, if there is one thing to know, it is that Lambrusco is a sparkling red wine produced in the Charmat method. Why put bubbles in a red? This is from Emilia-Romagna, where everything is ALL about the food. Think of the food that comes from this region. Savory, rich, often favoring a red wine. Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar from Modena, Prosciutto di Parma, an incredible array of pasta, including Spaghetti Bolognese and an array of the best Ravioli you have had in your life. Incredible pork from chestnut fed pigs...I'll stop before you try and bite the screen! I Calanchi is the top expression of Lambrusco from Monte delle Vigne. It was Craig's favorite Lambrusco that he tasted on his trip to the region in early 2020. Made entirely from Lambrusco Maestri, the grapes are handpicked, fermented over 20 days with some time on its skins. The secondary fermentation is produced with the Charm method. Beautiful and classic aromatics including red fruit, hints of cocoa nibs and spice. The wine has great balance, offering fruit, structure and freshness on the finish.   This bottle has endless potential- pairs well with so many things! i.e. Sunday afternoon Zoom hangs, dancing in your pjs’s, and most importantly your fave Italian comfort food. We personally enjoyed a bottle this week with a J.P. Graziano’s Spicy sandwich and have absolutely no regrets. 




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    1167 N Howe Street
    Chicago, IL 60610

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