jamie goode's wine blog: Grown-up Lambrusco that rocks

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Grown-up Lambrusco that rocks

Please try this wine! It's really, really good.

I was wandering home from the Stokes tasting yesterday and popped into Marks & Spencer to pick up some treats for tea. I walked out with a bottle of this, an 'authentic' Lambrusco that Jo Ahearne MW deserves a medal for sourcing, and a box of mezes.

And yesterday evening I drank the said bottle of Lambrusco watching four back-to-back episodes of Gavin & Stacey. Tidy.

Autentico Reggiano Lambrusco NV Vino Frizzante, Italy
Very deep coloured - a bit like an Aussie Sparkling Shiraz in appearance. Sweet, grapey, dark cherry nose that manages to be sweet and savoury at the same time. The palate is vivid with high acidity and powerful dark cherry and bitter plum notes, with a bit of fizziness. Lovely stuff: this has to be good for you? 89/100 (7.49 Marks & Spencer)

The producer's website is http://www.medici.it/

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At 3:36 PM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

urrrrrrrrrggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.Sorry Jamie but I could not imagine anything worse---a bottle of that and watching Gavin and Stacey!!
Its great though that we all have different tastes in wine and TV--and soccer teams.ha ha

At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

Try the Solms Delta Cape Jazz if you like this. Perfect chilled on a hot day.

At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Sounds a bit like Brachetto d'Acqui (which I really like and goes very well with curry).

I'll try it... Also want to check out the white M&S Laudun as recommended by JLL.

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Alex, any Brachettos you can recommend?

Keith, you don't like lambrusco?

mark, any availability in the UK?

At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

The one I've tried and enjoyed has been Contero, and I'd recommend that, but I've not got much experience of any others.

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Ian S said...

It would have been useful if they'd said whether it was secco or amabile - it sounds like it might be heading towards the off-dry amabile style? Dry Lambrusco (Secco) is typically a bit more challenging than Brachetto, but does transform magically with Antipasti. The difference between dry and off-dry is significant!

Also I presume with this label they're operating outside the DOC?
Thanks for putting the producer on there - my usual bugbear with M&S as it's usually hidden in the fine print.

So some applause for stocking an interesting wine that we ought to buy much more of - but the applause is muted due to the lack of clarity in what they're selling.

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Italian Wine Blog said...

Hi Jamie

Nice to see some Lambrusco love!

Gavin and Stacey is the biz Keith what are you thinking!

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Martin Ellory said...

I've drunk a shameful amount of this stuff.

It's not really that much like Brachetto - rather drier, leaner, sourer, more savoury.

At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

Solms Delta Cape Jazz here:


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