The history of Lambrusco Otello goes back way before that of the Ceci wine company. During the 1830's, an inn-keeper in lower Parma area called Otello Ceci, would serve his hosts cold cuts and Lambrusco. In no time at all, Otello's 'bowlfuls' of Lambrusco became an enormous success. Otello is the first of the Ceci wine company's wines, who are well established on the national and international scene and who have played an important part in the history of wine growing of Parma wines. Lambrusco Otello Ceci gold label is a sparkling, medium bodied red wine, fruity with a hint of flowers and spices. It is dark crimson in color. It is a lively wine suitable for any meal - perfect with cold cuts and typical Parma cuisine. It has a unique, intense aroma with hints of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry, mint, licorice, cyclamen and cinnamon. It is soft and full in taste. It is also characterized by its pleasant perlage and optimum tannicity, mitigated by a sugary aftertaste.
Prizes and Awards
Bronze Medal- International Wine Challenge, London, 2013
5 "grappoli"(highest possible score) - Bibenda Guide (former Two Thousand Wines guide) - Italian Sommelier Association, 2013
Grand Gold Medal, Gold Medal and Special Mention - International Enology Contest, Vinitaly, 2012
"Best Innovation in Wine" award, The Wine Oscars 2012
5 "grappoli" (highest possible score) - Two Thousand Wines Guide- Italian Sommelier Association, 2012
Bronze Medal, Japan Wine Challenge, Japan, 2012
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition, United Kingdom, 2012
Mention - World Wine Awards, United Kingdom, 2012
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, Vienna, 2012
Gold Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, France, 2012
Bronze Medal, International Wine Guide, Spain, 2012
5 "grappoli" (highest possible score) - The Two Thousand Wines Guide - Italian Sommelier Association, 2011
5 "grappoli" (highest possible score) - The Two Thousand Wines Guide - Italian Sommelier Association, 2010
5 "grappoli" (highest possible score) - The Two Thousand Wines Guide - Italian Sommelier Association, 2009
Grape: Lambrusco Maestri 100%
Area of Production: Parma
Denomination: Emilia PGI
Soil: calcareous and clay soil
Altitude: 200-300 meters
Best Served With
Lambrusco Otello is a versatile wine making it suitable accompaniment to any meal. It is best enjoyed with typical Parma cold cuts: Parma Ham, Culatello di Zibello, Salame di Felino, and Coppa di Parma. It is the perfect match for Emilia cuisine: lasagna, pappardelle pasta, cotechino (cooked pork sausage) and zampone (pig's trotter roast).
Best served between 8 and 10°C, preferably in a wide wine glass.
Denominazione: Emilia I.G.T.
Formato: 0,75 l
Produttore: CANTINE CECI
Abbinamento: ottimo con tutte le eccellenze della cucina Parmigiana e non solo.
Gradazione alcolica: 11,5% Vol.
Temperatura di servizio: 8°/10°C