/ Emilia Romagna
/ Reggio Emilia
Grapes: Salamino Lambrusco, Ancellotta
Solo is a sparkling dry red wine made using natural fermentation. Grapes come exclusively from the acclaimed Tenuta I Qurecioli vineyards, within the province of Reggio Emilia. Vines are grown in clay soil using Cordone Speronato (cordon trained and spur pruned) with restricted yields. The blend is 51% Ancellota and 49% Lambrusco Salamino. The wine is best served at a temperature of 57 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit within two years of vintage.
The 2015 vintage had standard temperatures and high rainfall during winter, essential in creating a water reserve in the subsoil. A mild spring resulted in early flowering. Summer was one of the hottest in history with temperatures near or higher than 104°F between July and August. These conditions staved off any vine diseases and yielded healthy grapes. For the red grapes, picking began on September 2nd with Ancellotta and September 10th with Lambrusco. Ideal weather in September allowed the harvest to continue without interruption through completion on October 8th. Grapes are of good quality, with a slight decrease in acidity compared to the previous year, and should produce wines of good aromatic intensity, structure and alcoholic content.
A vivid, brilliant ruby red, the wine shows classic red fruit aromas. Though dry, the palate is fruity, round and exuberant with fine and persistent bubbles.
Delicious with cured pork meats such as salami or mortadella or a variety of pasta dishes such as tortellini, lasagne, tagliatelle with meat sauce or tortelli stuffed with pumpkin and spices.
GRAPES: Salamino Lambrusco, Ancellotta
APPELLATION: Reggiano Rosso DOC
ACIDITY: 6.70 g/l
about the grape +
Well-made Lambrusco can be refreshingly dry, with a lovely fragrance of red fruit and violets, a medium-bodied palate of fresh strawberries, a gentle spritz and a slight bitter almond finish.
– Otello Venturelli, Winemaker
In perfect harmony with an area that maintains strong, solid links with its superb food and wine traditions, the Medici family takes the utmost care to ensure that only the very finest grapes are selected before being turned into first-class wine using the most modern technologies available.