Rio Mora, Vino Frizzante Rosso
Organic

Rio Mora, Vino Frizzante Rosso - 2015

Item # 37985 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

A sparkling wine from Emilia-Romagna made from grapes that are not typical of this Lambrusco-driven region. This bottle is instead based on the Bonarda and Barbera grapes alongside a small mix of local native grapes from the region. Fermented with native yeasts and the fermentation finishes in bottle although the juice is racked off the tank lees. Like a Pet Nat really but red, dry and deliciously tannic.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Bonarda

In Italy, there are three grape varieties that go by the name Bonarda: one is actually the Croatina grape, one is actually Uva Rara, and one is Bonarda Piemontese. The last produces aromatic, quite drinkable red wines, but it is not widely grown because of its low yields. Bonarda is also the name of Argentina's second most widely planted red wine grape - but here, too, it could be a misnomer:...

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Barbera

Barbera is grown all over Italy, but the best examples of this red grape come from Piedmont, where it is made into all manner of wines - from easy-drinking quaffers to serious, cellar-worthy bottlings. Wherever they fall on the spectrum of stodginess, however, they are generally ruby-colored, full-bodied, and highly acidic, with remarkably low levels of tannins. The areas that are most strongly...

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