Story of the Wine:
It is now surely the time for Lambrusco to return to its origins, which is a dry, full sparkling red wine. The multi award winning Concerto is a wine that has been made by Medici with a view to returning the reputation of Lambrusco to its former glory. It is a single vineyard wine and with lower yields to enable greater concentration and depth. The Lambrusco (Italian for ‘wild grape’) variety is really a group of 10 varieties found mostly in Emilia. The Salamino variety is the most widely planted and is generally the most full bodied and aromatic of the Lambrusco varieties. Within the estate is an old Franciscan monastery which has been preserved and probably part of the estate formerly belonged to this monastery.
Grape(s): 100% Lambrusco Salamino
Area: Tenuta La Rampata, a 30 ha. estate and single vineyard in
comune di Montecchio Emilia
Vine density per ha: 4,000
Av. age of the vines: 8 years old.
Training system: Cordone Speronato
Yield: 92hl/ha or about
Harvest: The first 4-6 days of October.
Vinification: The must was macerated for between 5 and 6 days at a low temperature followed by a 20 day fermentation at 160C in stainless steel vats. No malolactic fermentation. After the
first fermentation the wine is put into pressurised tanks and given a second fermentation, the Charmat method.
Ageing: Bottled in March and commercialized in April.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for Wine List:
1) This is REAL Lambrusco, dry, red and with a complete sparkle; it is a full, juicy mouth filling wine that is a brilliant accompaniment to rich cuisine.
2) This is REAL Lambrusco and old ideas about this wine must be thrown out with Concerto. It is the traditional red wine of Bologna and Modena, and has now returned its old style, thus undergoing a transformation to what it should be. The red Lambrusco grape is capable of producing a scrumptious wine. It is a dry, red and with a complete sparkle; it is a full, juicy mouth filling wine that is a brilliant accompaniment to rich cuisine.
Vintage 2014 Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2015
Vintage 2014 Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia 2016 Gambero Rosso
Vintage 2013 Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2014
Vintage 2013 Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Vintage 2013 Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia 2015 Gambero Rosso
Vintage 2012 Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia 2014 Gambero Rosso
Vintage 2011 Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia 2013 Gambero Rosso
Vintage 2010 Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia 2012 Gambero Rosso
Vintage 2009 Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2011
Vintage 2009 Great Value Champion Sparkling IWC 2010
Vintage 2008 Tre Bicchieri Guida ai Vini d’Italia 2010
Country: Italy Region: Reggio Emilia - Emilia Romagna Grape: 100% Lambrusco Salamino Product code: 1500 Pack size: 6x75cl
This family owned winery, near Bologna, has been producing wine for over a century and is now run by the fourth generation of Medici. They have invested in developing the vineyards and the winery so that they produce wines of individual character and flavour from indigenous grapes, including REAL Lambrusco, as it should be made. In 2009 it was the first Lambrusco ever to receive the Tre Bicchieri in the Gambero Rosso and in 2010 was awarded Great Value Sparkling at the International Wine Challenge.
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is the world’s most respected blind-tasted wine competition, which judges each wine for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. The rigorous judging process means that each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges.
The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the world’s wine experts, the results provide a comprehensive list of wine recommendations and international stockists.
Tre Bicchieri is the grand award bestowed upon some of Italy’s best wines, as judged by the tasting team at renowned Gambero Rosso. It is a difficult and meticulous process tasting over 20,000 Italian wines from thousands of producers. Each October, Gambero Rosso publically releases their closely-guarded “secret list” of the best wines of the coming New Year.