Lini "Labrusca" Lambrusco Emilia Bianco
Light-bodied and dry, with hints of creamy almond paste, dried apple and subtle citrus. Light finish. Drink now. (Web-2011)
Fabio Lini, the enologist at Cantina Lini, makes this wonderfully light, bright Lambrusco by not allowing any contact with the skins during fermentation. His "Labrusca" Bianco was inspired by the wines that local farmers made in Fabio's youth. Labrusca Bianco "has a scent of red apples and white grapes," writes Ray Isle, wine editor for Food & Wine Magazine, "and a racy zestiness that makes it an ideal aperitif wine." According to the L.A. Times: "'Labrusca' from Fabio Lini and family, who have been making the stuff since 1910, it can be a thing of rare beauty. Rich and lush, lightly sparkling and low in alcohol, it's a perfect picnic wine for a hot summer day, great with salumi or your finest prosciutto, lusty pasta dishes and juicy grilled sausages."