When we think about the hills of Reggio Emilia, the first reference that comes to our mind is certainly the most prestigious cradles of sparkling wines starting from the legendary Lambrusco. It is precisely on these hills, in the Scandiano area, that since 1900 one of the wineries in the history of Lambrusco has been active, making it appreciated throughout the world.
Since 2014 Casali Viticultori has become part of one of the most dynamic cooperative group of our country, Emilia Wine.
However, it is often forgotten that this land is also capable of producing still wines of great value and elegance and this is demonstrated by the Invernaia line whiose three typologies (red, white and rosé) highlight a decidedly high quality profile year after year.
We tasted the Invernaia Rosso Emilia IGP 2022 and it definitely convinced us. A blend of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) which in this corner of Emilia have found an ideal habitat to highlight their best characteristics, thanks also to calcareous-clayey soils which blend well with the qualitative exaltation of these two great international vines.
Already on the nose you can perceive the great personality of this wine with clearly evident notes of red fruit starting from cherry, but also plum and blackberry. As well as spicy notes of pink pepper and cloves are perceived. Great intensity in the mouth, good balance with fruity notes that return in the finish ensuring a long persistence.
We paired it with excellent lasagna with game ragù and it was a perfect choice.
Casali Viticultori’s history began in the year 1900 when Giuseppe Casali decided to make his family wine into a full-blown business. Our first Scandiano wine cellar, next to the historic Rocca del Boiardi castle, was soon too small and the winery’s growing market success and consequent increase in production meant moving to our current base in Pratissolo di Scandiano in the 1980s.
Casali Viticultori is now a benchmark in Reggio wine making and was incorporated into the Emilia Wine Group in late 2014.
Casali Viticultori srl
Via delle Scuole, 7
42019 Pratissolo di Scandiano (RE)