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Lambrusco Mantovano

Mantova, Italia

Lambrusco Mantovano is a red wine grown in the Mantova province of the Lombardian region of Italia. The grapes used are mostly Lambrusco, making this one of the few DOC wines where the name reflects the grape varietal used. Specifically, the wine must contain at least 85% of the varietals Lambrusco Viadanese (locally called Grappello Ruperti), Lambrusco Maestri (locally called Grappello Maestri), Lambrusco Marani and/or Lambrusco Salamino. The rest can be Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Grasparossa (locally called Grappello Grasparossa), Ancellotta and/or Fortuna. It was granted its DOC status in 1987 and can be Rosso (red) or Rosato (rosé) with a minimal alcohol content of 11%.

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