The vineyards of Fattoria Moretto are located in the heart of the hills of Castelvetro, near the famous town of Modena, where clay, limestone, and silt soils give fresh, mineral wines. The Altarivas also choose to highlight the local grape Lambrusco Grasparossa by vinifying it alone, resulting in an intense, terroir-driven, bone-dry Lambrusco with a nose serious enough for even the most knowledgeable wine connoisseur.
“Moretto is to Lambrusco what Tempier and Terrebrune are to rosé. It reminds me of the best reds of Bandol and Tuscany, with herbs like thyme, and a sort of dusty mineral quality, like you find in some of the top Bordeaux and Tuscan wines.”
region: emilia romagna, italy
varietal: lambrusco grasparossa
style: sparkling red
farming & cellar: certified organic, Rosé juice is obtained by direct press; does not undergo malolactic fermentation Fermented and aged in stainless steel autoclave (pressurized tanks) No secondary fermentation—gas in wine is left over from primary fermentation Wines undergo fermentation with a pied de cuve (starter culture) from natural yeasts
pairing: prosciutto de parma, parmigiano-reggiano drizzled with balsamic de Modena