The vineyard for Stiolorosso is located not far from Modena in the centre of the Emilian lowlands. Viticulture has been practised here since the Middle Ages and it is more or less in the original zone of Lambrusco. Next to the vineyard is a large building from the 16th century, where Gabriele Ronzoni lived until recently. With the Stiolorosso, he vinified one of the paradigmatic Lambrusco wines of Emilia. He never made any concessions to oenological modernity. Instead, he wanted to retell the long history of Lambrusco with his wine. To do this, he used old vinification techniques and three grape varieties that have always been associated with the plain - the rustic and dark Ancellotta, the delicate and elegant Sorbara and the high-quality Uva Oliva, which is rarely found today.
When Gabriele was already over 80 and his strength was slowly failing, he looked for a winemaker in the neighbourhood who shared his views. He found what he was looking for in the person of Gianluca Bergianti. He has been continuing the work in his spirit for several years now.
The grapes are harvested separately and by hand. The first fermentation takes place spontaneously. The second fermentation takes place in the bottle. As tradition dictates, there is no disgorgement.
Dark, purple-coloured foam. Smells of iron, earth, dried plums and olives. Balanced, refreshing and engaging. Has pressure and drive. Ideal as an invigorating accompaniment to more savoury dishes. But also cuts a fine figure on its own. Finishes long, dynamic and dark.