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.

94 Points
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2022 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2022 vintage was a challenging year, the summer proved once again to be hot and required the family to implement targeted drip irrigation with their recycled water system to ensure the grapes would reach their full potential. The changing climate and resulting heat remains the largest problem on the Medici estate, each year this challenges the metabolism of the grapevine. Fortunately the fall ushered in some cooler weather and rain which help the vines produce beautifully mature fruit. The quality of the grapes are high, with highly concentrated fruit notes.
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 or light seafood dishes. Also wonderful on it's own as an aperitif.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Lambrusco Sorbara
APPELLATION: Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC
ACIDITY: 7.6 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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