A fresh and focused Lambrusco that suggests bright blackberries and black raspberries. Medium-bodied and dry with fine tannins and a burst of bubbles on the finish. Delicious. Drink now. -James Suckling, Nov 2019
Reviewed by: James Suckling – 91 pts
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks and second fermentation according to the Charmat method.
Alcohol Grade: 11%
Best to have it: 6-12ºC
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Venturini Baldini
Venturini Baldini was founded in 1976 on an historic 16th century estate in the hills between Parma and Reggio Emilia, the heartland of Lambrusco wine making. Of their 135 hectares, only 30 hectares are vineyards, the remainder being left as wild woods and pastures that buzz with life and biodiversity. As one expects from great sparkling wine farming, Venturini’s vines are planted among the south facing slopes of their sandy clay foothills that roll from 300-400m above sea level with excellent drainage and a wide diurnal temperature. Moreover, Venturini was among the first in the region to obtain organic certification (1976). Their name has been synonymous with the highest quality Lambrusco for decades now.
They were fortunate to have one of Italy’s best-known winemakers, Carlo Ferrini, overseeing their wine production since 2015. His professional career spanned more than 40 years of working with many iconic Italian wine estates. In early 2021, Venturini Baldini announced Ferrini’s retirement from the estate and replacement by the equally famed Riccardo Cotarella , widely considered Italy’s number one Eonologist at present. The wines continue to impress local and international markets.