Here’s what Minneapolis-based wine blogger Carin Skowronsky had to say about Lini Lambrusco in a recent post on her wonderful site, Pairs Well With… Thank you, Carin, for taking time out to taste with Alicia and for the kind words!
If there’s a line of Lambrusco that I’m getting behind and absolutely love, it’s the Lini 910 and Lini Charmat wines. A couple of months back, I had a chance to meet winemaker Alicia Lini and taste her entire portfolio of wines. I was blown away. These wines were easily a game changer. Not only were her wines top notch, but it was amazing to hear her story, as well as the background of her winery and the production behind the bottle. These are well worth watching out for at your local bottle shop. Brilliant wines all around.
There’s something interesting that happened in Italy a while back. Italian winemakers in this region were expected to make Lambrusco “the American way,” which meant the overly sweet sugar bomb I described earlier. Italian winemakers, such as Alicia and her family, stood their ground, trusted their production and continued making authentic Lambrusco. As far as I’m concerned, the smart ones finish first. This wine is the bomb.