Lambrusco (lam-BRUCE-ko)

The name lambrusco means “wild grape.” There are more than 13 different varieties with the word lambrusco or lambrusca in their names. A small number are cultivated in Piedmont, but the majority are more famously in Emilia Romagna where the refreshing, very slightly sweet or dry fizzy wine called lambrusco is a specialty. Because of its fizz and acidity, lambrusco is traditionally drunk as a counterpoint to Emilio-Romagna’s famous salumi and rich meat pasta sauces.


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