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NV Cleto Chiarli Enrico Cialdini Secco Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Producer: Cleto Chiarli
Grape Type: other red varietal
Region: Other Italy
88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - February 2013
Opaque, almost impenetrable inky-purple. Plum liqueur, cassis, violet, tar, milk chocolate and graphite on the nose. Very big, dense and creamy in the mouth, with solid underlying structure giving shape to the black cherry and dark plum flavors. The tannins are broad and fine on the long, thick finish. This comes across as ripe yet fresh but ultimately chunky and monolithic, as I find Lambrusco Graspaprossa wines often are. More substance than style, if you will, and that's why many lambrusco lovers opt for this variety rather than the more perfumed but much lighter Lambrusco di Sorbara.