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Emilia Romagna
Tenuta Pederzana
Cantolibero Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC
Emilia Romagna

This fresh, young interpretation of Lambrusco is produced with absolutely no added preservatives or chemicals and, therefore, showcases an especially vibrant character. Cantolibero is the result of ten years’ assiduous research carried out in collaboration with the Polo Wine Chemistry Laboratory in Oderzo and other colleagues in the “Visvini” association. The name Cantolibero (“free singing”) is a fantasy term which refers to the idea that the wine without sulphites is free to express its real character.

Owner: Gibellini Family
Website: www.tenutapederzana.it
Winemaker: Francesco Gibellini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Grasparossa

Vineyard Location: Castelvetro, Localita` Solignano Vecchio
Orientation: East
Elevation: 200 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1998
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 4,000
Soil: Mixed calcareous clay

Maceration on the skins for seven days at a maximum temperature of 78°F. fermentation in stainless steel tanks for ten days at 64 F without sulphur dioxide. Second fermentation in autoclaves for ten days.

Aging Process
Stainless steel tanks of 50 Hl for 5 months; two months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red with purple highlights
Bouquet: On the nose it is pleasantly fruity with hints of aromatic herbs, thyme and rosemary
Flavor: The taste is rich of fruits, Morello cherry in particular; nicely tangy, it balances rounded tannins with pleasant acidity leaving the palate dry and cleansed
Pairings: Ideal accompaniment for rich dishes, spicy appetizers, pastas with meat sauce. Perfect with young to medium cheeses and barbeque

Alcohol Content: 12%
Serving Temperature: 55°F
Production: 13,000 bottles