The Lambrusco is one of the most popular types of Italian wine. It is a red wine made from Lambrusco wine grapes. This is an affordable, soft, summer wine that can be combined with various types of food. Furthermore this beverage also has a lot of health benefits. An important thing to keep in mind is that this type of wine is meant to be drank young so don’t put it in the cellar with you collection of old wines.
There are 6 main types of Lambrusco: Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce Lambrusco Mantovano, Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Reggiano and Lambrusco Rosato. The flavor of these wines is often enriched by fruity and flowery aromas that make it a great choice for a summer wine. It is also low on calories therefore if you crave an alcoholic drink when keeping a diet this is the best choice for you.
There are multiple health benefits for consuming Lambrusco wine. A lot of people are familiar with the popular saying which states that a wine glass a day keeps the doctor away. Well there is some truth to that saying and you can test if yourself. For example if you ever find yourself tormented by insomnia, a glass of Lambrusco will ease your mind and send you off to a peaceful sleep. This wine is also full of potassium, which makes it great for preventing hypertension or high blood pressure. Other healing properties of the Lambrusco include: preventing memory loss, curing headaches and stomach problems, preventing heart diseases and even cancer. Furthermore consumption of this wine also leads to an increased production of endorphins which will give you a warm fuzzy feeling on the inside.
Lambrusco is a very old and full of tradition wine grape. The region where it grows is also home to balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Perhaps that is why you can also feel the Italian spirit in this wine. In a matter of speaking, the Lambrusco wine embodies the Italian philosophy of “dolce far niente” also known as the pleasure of doing nothing. It is an uncomplicated wine that can be savored whenever you feel like treating yourself to a simple pleasure. It goes well in summer but also in winter, with pizza and fish as well as with meat and vegetables and it is wonderfully affordable. So the next time you feel like enjoying a pure and simple wine grab a bottle of Lambrusco.