We featured this wine 2 weeks ago and it was such a hit that we sold almost all of it the first night we tasted it. So we decided to bring it back so everyone would have a chance to taste it. Here's a little background on an outstanding vineyard.
Based in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, Donelli has been producing wines of mass appeal since 1915 when Adolfo Donelli transitioned from bottling wine in his home cellar to launching a full-scale winery. From the start, Donelli has dedicated itself to the production of Lambrusco, a sparkling red that is as unique as the region where it was born. The Giacobazzi family took control of the winery in the mid-90s and is proud to carry on the respected traditions of Donelli. Antonio Giacobazzi, president of Donelli, is joined in the business by three of his children: Alberto, Giovanni, and Angela.
Spanning over 110 hectares, Donelli’s estate-owned vineyards are planted to various strains of the native Lambrusco varietal, as well as other indigenous grapes. All fruit is hand-harvested after careful vineyard selection. The grapes undergo multiple fermentations in refrigerated stainless steel tanks, helping to create the subtle effervescence and freshness showcased in each wine, via the Charmat method. Modern technology is combined with tradition, producing wines that have garnered acclaim throughout the world and made Donelli an internationally recognized brand.
With deep roots in the region, Donelli is actively involved in the culture of Emilia-Romagna, embracing all things local.