Consorzio Tutela e Promozione dei Vini Reggiani D.O.P.

The real music is between the notes.

W. A. Mozart
SQUARING THE CIRCLE: many types of grape, just one Lambrusco D.O.P. (P.D.O. Protected Designation of Origin).
In their revolutionary ferment the balanced minds of the Reggiani have come up full-square with a round, circular, harmonious idea. The production procedure drawn up by the consortium for protecting the “Reggiano” and “Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa” wines (the Consorzio di Tutela dei Vini Reggiani) states that “Reggiano Lambrusco” can contain several varieties of grape that all belong to the great family of Lambrusco wines.

Each producer can thus compose his own painting within the Lambrusco frame by distributing brush strokes of perfumes and colours to give shape and character to the wine that he has in mind. Like a jazz musician, he can improvise according to his talent, creating variations on a musical theme that through tradition has become a classic.

AN OLD PICTURE IN A MODERN FRAME: the landscape of Lambrusco Reggiano and technology in the cellar. When you visit the vineyard of a Reggio vintner you still find very old lines of vines that have been passed down from one generation to the next, in which many different varieties of Lambrusco alternate with one another that are the result of the passion and vivacity of Emilian agronomy: Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Oliva, Lambrusco Sorbara, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Montericco. Once upon a time, that portion of the vineyard was set aside for growing the family wine, the wine that the family drank every day or which had an irreplaceable role on the table around which friends and relations gathered on special occasions. One cannot help thinking that Reggiano Lambrusco started there. In the highly modern wine cellars of today’s producers, the idea that guides the oenologists’ decisions is the vision of that family vineyard that is the expression of an open way of doing and feeling things in which the conviction predominated that the best is obtained through the contribution of the many.

Disciplinare di produzione dei vini D.O.C. “REGGIANO”