Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro "Becco Rosso"
Wine name:Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro "Becco Rosso"
Appellation:LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI CASTELVETRO DOP
Zone:Garofano and Savignano Alto (province of Modena)
Blend:100% Lambrusco Grasparossa
Vineyard age (year of planting):
Soil Type:Clayey, gravelly
Colour:Ruby red with intense purple reflections
Nose:Intense with floral and fruity notes
Flavour:Full in the mouth, fresh with well integrated tannins
Serving temperature (°C):6-8
Match with:“tigelle”, “gnocchi” (a kind of small pancakes - traditional of Modena, the gnocchi are fried - that are eaten with prosciutto, cured meats and different kinds of salame), tortellini, simple meat dishes, excellent with pizza.
Average no. bottles/year:80,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:9
Vinification and ageing
Destemming and soft crushing of the clusters. Decanting of the must by flotation. Contact with the skins for four days and cold elestage. The must is kept refrigerated at 0 degrees Celsius till it is racked into an autoclave for the "prise de mousse". Isobaric bottling.
Address:Via Puglie, 4 - 41056 Savignano sul Panaro (province of Modena)
Owner:Alberto and Cristina Fiorini
Year of establishment:1919
Total annual production:200000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):30
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):2ha Barbera, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon 10ha Lambrusco di Grasparossa 9ha Lambrusco di Sorbara 3ha Lambrusco Salamino 6ha Pignoletto
Vine training system:
Geneva Double Courtain (GDC)
Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:in the conversion phase to be certified organic
Harvest period:Mid August/beginning of October
Agronomist:the agronomic work is supervised by a company specialising in organic viticulture
Alberto and Cristina Fiorini, brother and sister, are the fourth generation of a family that has produced Lambrusco wines since 1919.
Poderi Fiorini includes three separate holdings within the province of Modena. A distinctive characteristic is that the soil of the various plots is quite different. In fact a very careful research has been carried out in order to choose the most suitable rootstocks and clones for each type of soil.
The microclimate also varies in the three holdings.
The total vineyard extension is approximately 30 hectares. The grape varieties that are grown are Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Salamino, Pignoletto and a small extension of Barbera, Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The estate is within the zone of four DOCs (Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Lambrusco di Modena and Colli Bolognesi) and within the zone of Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto DOCG. Wines are made under all four the appellations.
The average total production is 200,000 bottles/year.
The Lambrusco of Poderi Fiorini is made in autoclave and also in the traditional way by re-fermenting the wine in the bottle.
Alberto and Cristina also offer a wonderful Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP (“affinato” aged 12 years and “extravecchio” aged 25 years) and Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP (aged 8 and 5 years).