Alessandro Medici takes fresh look at Lambrusco with his brainchild "Phermento," a wine produced using exclusively Lambrusco di Sorbara grapes fermented using the Ancestral Method of sparkling wine production. Sorbara, which is one of the most delicate and lightly colored Lambrusco grapes, has a high level of acidity and low tannins that are well suited to the Ancestral method of production. The Sorbara vines are 35 years old, grown Cordone Speronato (cordon trained and spur pruned) in clay soil and with restricted yields. The wine ferments in bottle to brut nature (zero dosage), and is capped with a crown cap. The internal pressure is 2.5 bars, making this wine frizzante. The wine is best served at a temperature of 46 - 50 degrees Fahrenheit and should be consumed within two years of vintage.

90 Points
2021 vintage
92 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a tumultuous year. An early spring was plagued by late frosts, causing some reduction in yields throughout the region. Luckily the Lambrusco Sorbara grapes, grown in Medici Estate's estate vineyards outside of Modena, were some of the least affected by the spring frost. A rainy spring slowed into a hot, dry summer with very cool nights, which allowed plenty of time for excellent and very healthy grape maturation. The grapes were harvested later than usual due to the dry summer and yields were slightly below average. The resulting wines achieved excellent balance, with exceptionally bright color and rich aromas. The quality of the land and biodiversity is very high, the grapes are healthy and the organically farmed vineyard is thriving.
Tasting Note
Deep pink in color, the wine has a bouquet reminiscent of raspberry and red fruit. Dry, yet fruit-forward and vibrant. The bubbles are fine, rich and persistent on the finish.
Food Pairing
An excellent pairing to all kinds of charcuterie and wonderful on it's own as an aperitif.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Lambrusco Sorbara
APPELLATION: Lambusco di Sorbara DOC
ACIDITY: 7.75 g/l
ABV: 11.5%
DOSAGE: Zero dosage
Unique Selling Points
  • Naturally fermented using method ancestral or "Pet-Nat" method with zero dosage
  • 130 year old, 5th generation family winery
  • From organically farmed Medici family estate vineyards
  • Medici Ermete winery is certified sustainable by the Equalitas standard

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.
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