Lambrusco is the fizzy red wine you should be drinking with pizza
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Here are a few of our favorite Lambrusco picks to sip right now.
Lini 910 “Labrusca” Lambrusco Rosso
If you’re bringing a bottle of Lambrusco to a party, go for Lini 910. Deep electric-purple in color, bursting with dark berry flavor, and much more dry than sweet, this is a seriously crowd-pleasing fizzy red. Pair it with pepperoni pizza, homemade minestrone soup, or don’t pair it with anything at all, and just enjoy it on it own.
Zucchi “Rito” Lambrusco di Sorbara
Since this wine is produced withoutmacerating the skins of the grape, it has a gorgeous pale pink hue and more delicate flavor. With notes of strawberry, watermelon, and raspberry, this delicate Lambrusco is dry, crisp, and juicy, with a pretty floral aroma. Sip this elegantly fizzy red solo, or pair it with light cheese and fruits.
Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara Vecchia Modena
This Lambrusco di Sorbara is lively and fruity, with a gorgeous rosy hue almost similar to a rosé wine. Delicately floral, dry, and bursting with juicy red berry notes, this Lambrusco tastes especially delicious paired with your favorite salty cheese, briny olives, and spicy charcuterie.
Medici Ermete Concerto Lambrusco Reggiano 2017
This bold and vibrant, ruby-red-hued Lambrusco has notes of cherries, raspberries, and white pepper. Simultaneously sweet and dry, this red pairs especially well with grilled pizza, salty meats like salami or mortadella, and fresh pasta dishes.
I Querciol Reggiano Secco Lambrusco
Violet in color and ripe with notes of cherries and stone fruits, this creamy Lambrusco has a velvety fizz and lip-smacking spicy dryness. Although this food-friendly wine would pair nicely with a salumi board, we recommend chilling this Lambrusco and sipping it solo in place of prosecco for your next special occasion.
Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Pruno Nero
A staff pick for the team at New York’s Astor Wines, this lightly sparkling, medium-bodied Lambrusco has been described as “almost alarmingly drinkable.” Although this red is certainly delicious enough to enjoy on its own, its smoothness and versatility make it a no-brainer to pair with virtually any dish, any season.
Pair this crowd-pleasing Lambrusco with prosciutto and melon, sharp cheeses, your favorite light pasta dish, and pizza.
Zanasi Lambrusco Grasparossa
If you’re looking for a big, bold, and flavorful Lambrusco to pair with homemade pizza, fennel-infused sausages, or barbecued fare like ribs or steaks, choose this Lambrusco from Zanasi.
Deep ruby in color and packed with blueberry and blackcurrant flavor, this wine should be served with a slight chill and paired with food that is spicy, smoky, and savory.