Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro

The DOC label of Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro is reserved for the sparkling wine obtained usin using grapes from vines that have been recommended and/or authorised for the province of Modena. They must originate form vineyards which grow the following fixed quotas:

Lambrusco Grasparossa: 85% minimum

Grapes usedo for other Lambruscos can also be employed in the production of this wine – Fortana (called locally “uva d’oro”, the golden grape) and Malbo Gentile – either singly or toghether, up to maximum of 15%.

The zone where Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro is produced covers the entire area of Castelfranco Emilia, Castelnuovo Rangone, Fiorano, Formigine, Maranello, Marano sul Panaro, Prignano sul Secchia, Savignano sul Panaro, Spilamberto, sassuolo, Vignola, San Cesario sul Panaro in the province of Modena, and sectors of the commune of the city of Modena.

For sale to the public, the wine must have the following characteristics:

Sparkling Red
· Froth: lively, evanescent
· Colour: ruby with purple edges
· Smell: winy and highly scented
· Taste: sec or dry, medium or demisec, amabile, sweet, refreshing, sapid and harmonious
· Minimum alcohol content: 10.50% vol.
· Minimum total acidity: 5.5 gr./lt.
· Net minimum dry extract: 18 gr./lt.

Sparkling Rosé
· Froth: lively, evanescent
· Colour: varying pinkish shades
· Smell: pleasant, fruity, distinctive
· Taste: sec or dry, medium or demisec, amabile, sweet, refreshing, sapid and harmonious
· Minimum alcohol content: 10.50% vol.
· Minimum total acidity: 5.5 gr./lt.
· Net minimum dry extract: 16 gr./lt.