Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Emilia-Romagna
Appellation: Lambrusco Dell Emilia
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Lambrusco
Vineyard: Vineyards in the area of Modena within the zone for Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC. The Lambrusco Grasparossa is a late-ripening variety of Lambrusco with a sparse "spargolo" bunch.
Soil: Clay.
Viticulture: pruned cordon
Vinification: Traditional charmat method for Lambrusco.
Aging: Only a short time in stainless steel.
Production: About 4,200 cases produced annually.
Notes: The "Lancillotto" from Barbolini is an excellent example of a dry, food-friendly Lambrusco. While many Lambrusco's can be simple and sometimes noticeably sweet, the Lancilloto balances its rich, dark fruit with acidity, some light soft tannin and savory notes of dried herbs and minerals. Lancilotto is italian for Lancelot, the knight from the King Arthur stories.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 86 (W&S)