Thursday, August 21, 2008
Medici Ermete, Concerto, Reggiano, Lambrusco, NV.
Fruity, totally loaded with wild berries and cassis, but totally dry, I find this little bugger super interesting. Lambrusco is fascinating to me because its crazy deep ruby red and basically tastes like cold, sparkling, and in this case dry, red wine. Which I guess it is. Why that's "fascinating" I don't know. But I like it and you should give it a try.
Also, I just found out this product is "vegetarian", meaning no animal by-products (like fish bladders) were used in the fining process. Click here for a funny read (FYI, ox blood was traditionally used as a fining agent in, but is illegal in just about every place in the world that produces commercial wine, but this paper makes some excellent points, particularly the diatribe on drinking at the bottom of the page.)
As a side note in response to the paper, this wine should not make you commit suicide... I don't think... it's not like an Ozzy Osborne song or anything.
You can get this at Froma on Melrose for $25.