Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles - Lambrusco Dell’emilia Bianco Dolce Le Grotte

Bubbles bubbles and more bubbles, It’s hot outside and champagne is in full effect. Let’s be serious though, not everyone has the pocket book for quality champagne. There are many sparkling wine wannabes out there, but to me, they always seem to fall a little short from the real thing. So I thought, let’s try some sparkling wines from different countries... and what a surprise! My search for a good sparkler lead me back to my favorite wine regions, Italy. Although, primarily known for their great red wines, Italy has some of the most interesting white wine varietals in the world. Some great white wines that spring to mind are Pinot Bianco, Vermentino, and of course Pinot Grigio. I’ve also come to find that Italy makes a number of high quality sparkling wines at a very, very reasonable price. Two out of the many great Italian sparkling wines that I found were Prosecco (for the wine connoisseurs, you probably already know about this great, light, acid laden white wine) and the second wine being the Lambrusco Bianco. In the past I had only crossed paths with the red version of Lambrusco, therefore, I had to try the white. So, let’s get on to what this wine brings to the table. The actual name on the bottle is Lambrusco Dell’emilia Bianco Dolce Le Grotte. For those who are interested, the only place I’ve been able to locate any white Lambrusco has been at Trader Joes. What this Lambrusco brings to the nose is hints of sweet smelling Acacia flowers and lychee fruit, this is a wonderful smelling bottle of wine. But as happy as I was with the nose I was even more impressed with the taste. This wine held within its grasp lychee fruit, which translated beautifully from the nose to the mouth, also on the mid palate a hint of orange peel and floral aspects meshed together very well. You add the variables of lychee, flowers, orange peel and pair it with the high and light acid, and this recipe brings my taste buds to life like Frankenstein. This is a beautifully executed sparkling wine which at that price point of 4.00 dollars, yes I said 4.00 dollars, it's an absolute steal. If you don’t believe me, buy a bottle and post your comments.

44 comments:

  1. LOVE IT -- LOVE IT -- LOVE IT!!! Great stuff!

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  2. Have any idea where I can order it? I bought mine at Trader Joe's, but it's a three hour drive from my house!!

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  3. i grabbed a bottle of this delightful lambrusco @ trader joes.. and it is DELICIOUS!!!

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  4. I bought a bottle from TJ's today and had a glass this evening. I loved it!

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  5. I have tried this twice now- Bought a few months apart- Didn't have many bubbles either time, it's a shame because I like the taste but I wanted more
    bubbles

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  6. To anonymous, about the bubbles, I understand you fascination with bubbles, I'm more about the taste as of now, at least for this wine. If you get a chance though, Trader Joes has changed the their Prosecco. I, in the past was a fan of the old one, but the new one is even better. The Zonin Prosecco sparkling wine, it's very good with plenty of bubbles.

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  7. I usually do not drink alcohol because I don't like the taste, but I occasionally like a sweet white wine with dessert. I love this wine.

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  8. Delicious........Need I say more.

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  9. I'm totally with everyone here it is a wonderful drink. I had been on a red wine kick until my mother got me a bottle of this for my B-day and now I'm proud to say that I'm back onto whites again.

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  10. I don't actually like sparkling wines with too many bubbles (too much like drinking soda), so the Lambrusco wines are great to me!

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  11. mix it with a tiny bit of raspberry syrup and it is a divine dessert drink (I was advised to do this by a guy at a wine bar in Sonoma).

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  12. It is an awesome wine with a light taste and mellow glow to the effect. Great for ab after dinner and just a refreshing taste. One of our actors gave it to us and we are in her debt.

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  13. This is a great wine. I tried it at Trader Joe's and bought a couple bottles for a picnic...what a refreshing accompaniment on a hot day!

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  14. I can definitely see this being good for really hot days, but it was too sweet for me in general. Just FYI, I quoted your review of it on my blog today.

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  15. This is by far my favorite wine - yet I'm so sad that it's only available at Trader Joe's! I lived in CA for a long time and used to purchase it by the case, but now am living where the closest TJ's is about a 5 hour drive... =( I miss my Lambrusco weekends...

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  16. I was familiar with the red Lambrusco...but just came across the white Lambrusco at Trader Joe's yesterday! This makes for a GREAT spicy Sangria =)

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  17. I adore this wine and now live in Panama where there aren't any trader joes. I miss it and recommend it to anyone, especially those who don't go for bruts.

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  18. amazing!!!!!!!! my favorite!!!

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  19. Drinking it right now. Its delicious.

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  20. I was a bit stunned.... it was really good. Only $3.99, fitting my currently limited budget. I will be back for more.

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  21. It is the best white wine I've had. I wasn't a white wine drinker.....but I am now. It goes with any meal...or on it's own. Love it!

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  22. I think the word is out on this great wine for a great price. Many times it is sold out at TJ. I've learned to stock up a bit when I find it ;)

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  23. It's at TJ's but I also recently saw it at Walmart.

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  24. I brought it because I liked how the bottle looked. After tasting, I just love it love it

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  25. Thought to pick up a bottle or two at Trader Joe's. I was also curious because I've had the red wine. Lol drinkingnit right now and it tastes great. :)

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  26. I found this site by looking for any information about what i bought. After reading the reviews i couldn't wait to try it. My wife made chicken and rice,with salad and beets. The salad dressing was olive oil with onion and garlic powders and some balsamic vinegar and a touch of lemon. Not only did the wine go good with meal, it also went good with the salad. I will recommend this wine to anyone. I will stock up on this wine first from now on. Jan6,,2012

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  27. where can i buy this?

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  28. Thanks for your help .... now I know how much my "friend" spent on me, $3.99 ?????? I drink rather wine than sweet bubbled water. Yah, she likes Trader Joe .... me too, but for different things.

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  29. Yeah, this is a great bottle. Cheap yet fantastic tasting and a broad appeal. You can give this to almost anyone at a social gathering and they will like it.

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  30. I LOVE this wine. My favorite in the summer but good for any time you want something refreshing. I tend to like my wine sweet, which this is but I don't think it's overly so. Delicious.

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  35. I had never seen a white Lambrusco before, so for under $10.00 thought I'd give it a try. Wonderful! It is light, fruity and a bit sweeter than I had imagined. I will definitely be buying this wine again. I found it at Trader Joe's here in Georgia.

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  41. I've had this wine and I love it.....
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  42. I found this old post searching for reviews of this product. I just purchased one bottle of this at Trader Joe's. (Price point is slightly higher now... maybe $5-something?) During warm weather they typically have a large display of one of my other favorite cheapies, Vinho Verde, but for now they've replaced the display with a big stack of this wine. Boy do I wish I'd picked up a few more bottles. This is light and refreshing with a relatively low alcohol content of 8%. To me it tastes almost like a sparkling riesling, fruity and floral and sweet but not cloyingly so. It is highly drinkable and seems to be a great product to stock up on before a barbeque.

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