Opera 02 Lambrusco Secco
Certified organic. 95% Lambrusco Grasparossa, 5% Lambrusco Salamino. Soils are a mix of sand, silt, and clay in the hills around Levizzano Castelvetro and the vineyards have a southeast exposure. Hand-harvested, chilled, and crushed with 4-5 days of maceration to extract phenolics and moderate tannins. Fermentation at low temps for 6 months (the norm is 2-3 weeks!) in stainless steel using Charmat method. Kept in tank at low temps and then bottled to order.