2020 Paltrineri La Riserva Lambrusco di Sorbara...$29.99 / 750ml
About Lambrusco di Sorbara - Located north of Modena near the village of Sorbara, Sorbara is generally regarded as the highest quality variety producing the most fragrant wines. It has some similarities to Lambrusco Salamino but produces a darker and more full-bodied wine. The color can range from a deep ruby to a purplish hue. The Salamino and Sorbara varieties tend to produce the most acidic wines. One of the reasons why Sorbara tends to produce the highest quality Lambrusco is the tendency of the vine to drop its flowers, which reduces fruit yields and concentrates flavors.
Wine Enthusiast: 96 Points
The La Riserva from Paltrinieri is the wine that turns heads the moment it's poured. It will stop a conversation. The beautiful pink-rose hue of the wine and its white-strawberry and red-currant aromas pour out of the glass, causing you to want to smell deeper. And there you will find cherry, fresh herbs, and a serious depth that puts it closer to Champagne than any other Lambrusco I have tasted. The acidity is bracing and refreshing and each glass will tell a more interesting story than the one before. JEFF PORTER