Cantine Ceci’s Terre Verdiane was the only Lambrusco to win the coveted Gold Medal and Varietal Trophy at this year’s International Wine Challenge competition. The winery has also brought home the gold at the Sommelier Wine Awards and the Challenge International Du Vin. And back in Emilia, two Ceci wines were selected for the Matilde di Canossa Terre di Lambrusco guide to the top wines from the “Land of Lambrusco.”
As its popularity grows across the globe, Lambrusco proudly waves the Italian flag at the world’s most important international wine competition.
Cantine Ceci couldn’t have been more thrilled to learn that its Lambrusco has been awarded the top prize at one of the world’s most important wine competitions, a victory not only for Lambrusco but also for Italy and Italian wine.
Cantine Ceci’s Terre Verdiane was the only Lambrusco to win in its category: The coveted “Varietal Trophy” awarded by the judges at the world’s most respected wine competition, the International Wine Challenge. And not only did Ceci bring home trophy but its Terre Verdiane also was awarded the competition’s Gold Medal.
This recognition reflects the growing popularity of Italy’s traditional sparkling red, a wine that has continued to rack up the awards as it has become one of Italy’s leading exports.
“We love to call Lambrusco ‘a genuine symbol of optimism,'” says Alessandro Ceci. “And we couldn’t be more happy with the results. This prize makes our wines a calling card for Italian food and wine throughout the world: Pure, sincere, authentic, and joyous.”
Here’s what the judges had to say about Terre Verdiane Lambrusco: “Glorious red, strawberry and plum scented fruit — supported by notes of coffee. Rich and bright, not to dry, not too sweet. Pleasing balance of fruit and savoury notes. Complete, gorgeous.”
And this is just the latest accolade for Ceci. This year, Ceci won the “5 Stars Wine” award at Vinitaly. Gold at the Sommelier Wine Awards in Britain. Gold at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in Spain. Gold at the Challenge International Du Vin in France. And two of its wines have been selected for the 2017 Matilde di Canossa – Terre di Lambrusco guide to the top wines from the “Land of Lambrusco.”