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Lamborghini Makes Wine

Posted in the Food & Wine collection on 21st January 2021

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s this the same Lamborghini as the car?

Yes. Ferruccio Lamborghini, the famed founder and force behind the iconic car company, came from a farming background and following his exit from the Lamborghini company in 1974, Ferruccio returned to his roots and built the Lamborghini Wine Estate.

About the Lamborghini Wine Estate

Where is the Lamborghini wine estate?

The Lamborghini estate is a stone's throw from a handful of world-class terroir and the wines stand shoulder to shoulder with them all.

The Lamborghini Wine Estate is in central Italy about 90 minutes south of Florence and 2h north of Rome. It sits about 2km south of Lake Trasimeno in Umbria about 10km from the border with Tuscany. 

The microclimate of Lake Trasimeno, Italy’s largest peninsular lake, is created by the surrounding Umbrian hills, fertile terrain and warm, temperate conditions of central Italy and it is the ideal location for the cultivation of vines. Ferruccio Lamborghini’s engineering background and farming blood came together here and for nearly 20 years until his death in 1993, he dedicated himself to his new passion, creating the vineyard from nothing.

Is Lamborghini Wine Good?

winespectator.com - June 2019

Before making sports cars with names that sound like indigenous Italian grapes, Ferruccio Lamborghini produced tractors. And when he put the brakes on his carmaking career, Lamborghini became a winemaker. Tenuta Lamborghini is now run by Ferruccio's daughter Patrizia (he died in 1993). They make "super Umbrian" wines with the help of super-winemaker Riccardo Cotarella.

Italys Finest Wines - Tenuta Lamborghini

FoodandWine.com - March 2015

Riccardo Cotarella, nicknamed "the Wizard," is the winemaker of the moment both at home in Italy and, believe it or not, in France. Cotarella's portfolio as an enologist includes some of the hottest new Italian stars: Campoleone, from Lamborghini in Umbria.

James Suckling – October 2015


2012 Campoleone Rosso Umbria IGT – Score 93
Aromas of stones, mineral and dark fruits follow through to a full body, firm yet silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Better in two or three years when it softens: Try in 2017.

James Suckling – April 2014

2010 Campoleone Rosso Umbria IGT – Score 95
This reminds me of the stupendous 1997 with fabulous aromas of ripe, dark fruits, spices and milk chocolate. Loads of currants, too, but also a wonderful floral character. It’s full-bodied, with super-velvety tannins and a lots of ripe fruits. It goes on for minutes. Needs at least two or three years to soften but try decanting it a couple hours before if you like vibrant fruit. Made from half sangiovese and half merlot.

James Suckling – April 2014


2010 Torami Rosso Umbria IGT – Score 91
A generous blend of sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon and montepulciano. It’s full-bodied, with round, silky tannins and lots of juicy fruit. Chocolate shavings as well in the aftertaste. Better in 2015 but so delicious now.

The Wine Advocate – August 2013


2010 Campoleone Rosso Umbria IGT – Score 94
The 2010 Campoleone is the best I have tasted thus far. This blended Umbrian red (50-50 Sangiovese and Merlot) opens with an inky black color and extreme elegance that hits at the very core. Shapely fruit tones of blackberry and dried cherry are enhanced by balsam herb, licorice, sweet spice, tobacco, forest floor and flower potpourri. The close is soft, long lasting and ripe. I look forward to revisiting this wine in six or seven years when it has completed its evolution. 

Can I taste the Lamborghini wines?

Definitely! And we would strongly recommend it! You can also join our guides on the Inspired ITALY Umbria for Wine Lovers cycle trip and stay two nights on the Lamborghini estate and enjoy a relaxed tasting, tour and time in the restaurant and grounds.

 

Which is the best Lamborghini wine?

Beauty like taste, is in the eye of the beholder! Lamborghini produces white, red and a collection of sparkling wines. I might just tip you in the direction of the Sangue di Miura range though.

Take advantage of the tasting tours, and try them, all!

 

Wine is food for Italians and you probably know how passionate Italians are about their food! And Umbria is the bosom of Italian foods and flavours.

It is renowned throughout Italy for Tartufo (truffle), porcini mushrooms, Cinghiale (Wild boar) and wonderful local kinds of pasta such as Pici, Strozzapreti, Ciriole and Stringozzi.

And with every meal, there must be wine! And that's how we've planned your week!

Throughout your Umbria Wine Week, you share an authentic and complete wine experience that goes beyond the act of simple consumption. Gain a true understanding of the value of the soil, where and how vines grow and why wine is culturally and socially important to Italians.