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

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Beauty will save the world.

Dostoewskij
OUTSIDE THE SQUARE PICTURE FRAME BUT INSIDE THE CIRCLE.
There are three grapes that are outside the Lambrusco picture frame, but inside the circle of the consortium for protecting Reggiano wines (Consorzio di Tutela dei Vini Reggiani): Marzemino, Malvasia and Spergola. The former may have travelled on Mozart’s arias but more probably, in earlier times, followed the roads that from Venice, via Trentino, descended into the Po Valley and reached these square acres, where it grew so acclimatised that today the Reggiani use it on its own to make wine. Its straw yellow delights the eye, its individual aroma intrigues the palate, its name, Malvasia di Candia, transports the mind to the ancient routes over the Mediterranean; in the Reggio area this vine is in its element and its grapes are used on their own, with outstanding results. Spergola is a jewel in the crown of Reggio viticulture. It is a distinguished white grape that is suitable for the finest wines. If you go down into certain cellars of this area you can see bottles with their heads pointing downwards on the shelves. The wine that is being made by this classic method is almost certainly Spergola. But it could also be Lambrusco…

A ROUNDED WINE A ROUND CORK, A MUSHROOM-SHAPED CORK IN FACT.
This is a feature that helps Reggio wines to be identified. In order to hold back the bubbly energy of the Lambrusco wines and of the white Colli Scandiano e Canossa wines you need a champagne cork. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but its shape is also pleasant to touch when the hand grasps it to remove it.

Disciplinare di produzione dei vini D.O.C. “COLLI DI SCANDIANO E DI CANOSSA”