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Lambrusco di Sorbara (grape variety)

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Ambrostine, Lambruschetta di Sorbara, Lambruso di Sorbara a Foglia, Lambruso di Sorbara a Foglia Verde and Lambrusco Sorbarese. It is named after the municipality of Sorbara-Bomperto in the province of Modena in Emilia-Romagna and is considered the highest quality of the numerous Lambrusco varieties. The parentage (parentage) is unknown. It is an all-female grape variety that depends on cross-pollination. The role of pollinator is often played by the commonly cultivated Lambrusco Salamino variety. The medium to late ripening vine yields cherry-coloured, acidic red wines with intense fruit aromas. These are used for the production of still and sparkling wines. It is mainly grown in the province of Modena, but also Reggio Emilia. There it is permitted in wines of the DOC areas Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Mantovano, Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce and Reggiano. In 2016, 858 hectares were designated in Italy with a strong downward trend (Kym Anderson).

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