Solo is a sparkling dry red wine that is sourced exclusively from the acclaimed Tenuta I Qurecioli vineyards on the Medici Ermete estate, 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 Ancellota grape is known for its small and very dark berries, which give this wine concentrated red fruit flavors as well a sweet spice note. The wine is best served at a temperature of 47 to 49 degrees Fahrenheit and should be consumed within two years of vintage.

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2018 vintage
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2019 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a tumultuous year. An early spring was plagued by late frosts, causing some reduction in yields throughout the region. Unfortunately the Ancellota grapes were affected by these frosts, yields were down in 2021. 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. Both the Ancellotta and the Lambrusco Salamino grapes were harvested later than usual due to the dry summer and yields were below average yields. The resulting wines are very concentrated, with the trademark purple color from Ancellotta even more vibrantly pigmented than usual this year, despite the challenges with low harvest volumes. The quality of the land and biodiversity is very high, the grapes are healthy and the estate vineyards which are organically farmed are thriving.
Tasting Note
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.
Food Pairing
Delicious with cured pork meats such as salami or mortadella or a variety of pasta dishes such as tortellini or lasagne.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 51% Ancellota, 49% Lambrusco Salmaino
APPELLATION: Reggiano DOC
PH: 3.3
ACIDITY: 7 g/l
ABV: 11.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 14 g/l
Unique Selling Points
  • From organicly farmed Medici family estate vineyards
  • Highly acclaimed by international wine media
  • 130 year old, 5th generation family winery
  • Pairs with a wide variety of foods

About the Grape

Lambrusco
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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