Lambrusco Dell’Emilia BiancoCiao amichi!
After that long posting yesterday I was going to give my little fingers a break before blogging again, but I had a fairly productive morning, and haphazardly passed out on my couch just after Noon so by 8pm I was pretty wired. Anyway, it was a rare beautiful day in Michigan; still cold, but sunny, and sun inspires me. I wanted to make a nice dinner for myself, and I was a little low on fresh ingrideance so I opted for a quick vegetable stir-fry over jasmine rice, and paired it with a Le Grotte Dell’emilia Bianco Lambrusco. Here are some photos:
And here are the wine stats:
Name: Dell’emilia Bianco
Producer: Le Grotte
Where Purchased: Trader Joes
Dell’emilia Bianco’s (white) principle grape is Lambrusco – a red wine grape grown in Emilia-Romagna and parts of Lombardy. Lombardy’s capital city is Milan *sigh* …where I will retire one day. I digress. Lambrusco is a fun little grape and I found Dell’emilia Bianco to be a refreshing light-bodied, fruity fizzante (sparkling) white wine with a berry, and citrus palate, more berries on the nose, and models an light goldish hue. I very much enjoyed this wine! It’s an excellent aperitif at an excellent price point! I recommend!
Experienced Wine Drinker (Buy/Fail): Buy
Noob Wine Drinker (Buy/Fail): Buy
Wine Tip: DOC or Denominazione di Origine Controllata is a goverment sponsored designation you will see on most Italian wines you come in contact with. DOC is a defined geographical area in Italy established by the Italian government. The government lists which grapes can be grown in which areas sometimes specifies approved vineyards, and practices in an effort to maintain wine quality.