Alfredo Bertolani Dolce Fiore Lambrusco
Bertolani winery was set up in 1925 when Alfredo Bertolani decided to undertake a wine activity, supported by his passion for grapes and by the knowledge of this territory. Soon the accuracy in selecting grapes and the careful wine making process had taken the firm to excellence as far as the Lambrusco and Scandiano white wine production was concerned.
In 2008 the new branch was built considering a low environmental impact and sustainability. It's been paid particular attention to energy conservation and renewable energies. Some of the most important innovations are the reuse of rainwater and the electricity production with a photovoltaic system. Family-owning, now to the fourth generation, respect of this territory characteristics and careful wine making process make the firm well known for the quality of its wines.
Extending from the Adriatic coast in the east, to the border of the Mediterranean Ligurian region in the west, Emilia Romagna is a large, central Italian region focused on a wide array of gastronomic specialties. The plains of Emilia host four well-defined subzones for its famous, lightly sparkling red, Lambrusco. The more coastal Romagna has the capacity to produce impressive wines from Sangiovese and Albana.
A good quality, traditional, dry Lambrusco offers aromas of ripe black plum, raspberry, sweet mint and river cobble; on the palate, black cherry mingles with a slight effervescence. Enjoy the sweet, strawberry-tinged, quaffable stuff if that’s what you like but in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna there are no less than ten distinct forms of the grape and a handful of zones dedicated to each unique character. Somm Secret—Today an increasing number or artisan producers are emerging to bring the dry, aromatic style back into fashion.