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Carafoli Toccacielo Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro 750ML 2011  
Sku: 03318
Col Sassoso, "Rocky Hillside", takes its name from the location of the Grasparossa vineyards: the rocky foothills of the Apennines, in the locality of Castelvetro, south of Modena, where this va ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Emilia-Romagna
Sub-Region: Lambrusco Grasparossa di Caste
Grape Varietal: Lambrusco
Type: Sparkling
Reg. $16.99
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Col Sassoso, "Rocky Hillside", takes its name from the location of the Grasparossa vineyards: the rocky foothills of the Apennines, in the locality of Castelvetro, south of Modena, where this variety performs best. This 85% Grasparossa and 15% Salamino is sourced from selected Grasparossa vineyards in Castelvetro. Wine maker notes Hand-harvest occurs in the middle of October for the Salamino and at the end of October for the Grasparossa (the last Lambrusco variety to be harvested). Each variety is fermented separately. The Grasparossa fruit is fermented at 65F for seven days with skin contact. The wines are then blended and the resulting wine undergoes secondary fermentation in autoclave at 55F to achieve effervescence. The result is an intensely colored wine with violet notes and deep and dark fruit aromas. Food pairing Charcuterie, pasta dishes with meat sauces, boiled meats and red roasts. Excellent with cheeses.