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Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara Vecchia Modena 2020 (Half Bottle)


The story of Lambrusco is closely intertwined with the Chiarli family of Modena, arguably the most important producer of red sparkling wine in the world. It dates back to Cleto Chiarli, the proprietor of the Modena restaurant Osteria dell’Artigliere in the mid-1800 who used to make his own wine to sell to restaurants. His Lambrusco was so well received that he ended up quitting everything else and opening his own winery.

After many generations, the Charli family continue to upgrade and expand with a new facility in the heart of the Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC in Modena province. The Cleto Chiarli estate also includes vineyards in Sozzigalli, planted to Lambrusco di Sorbara. This is for the production of Vecchia Modena Premium, the first ever Lambrusco to receive the Tre Bicchieri from the Gambero Rosso.

That’s what we have here today and it’s just a fantastic wine for the price. Absolutely unbeatable. It doesn’t surprise me to see a Tre Bicchieri or the 90 point score from Vinous for the wine, and at the price and in the package it comes in, this is one of those definitions of a no-brainer.

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90 Points, Vinous
The 2020 Lambrusco di Sorbara Vecchia Modena Premium is a pretty, pinkish red color with rosy florals that give way to wild strawberry and hints of tangerine. This is finely etched and full of salty tension, peppering the senses with mineral-tinged cherries and savory spice. It leaves the mouth salivating for more through the long tart-berry finale.


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