Cleto Chiarli is the oldest producer of Lambrusco in Emilia Romagna. The winery was founded in 1860by Cleto Chiarli, a restauranteur, who was already producing his own Lambrusco for customers of hisrestaurant. Chiarli owns seven estates, six located in the Modena DOC and one in the Colli BolognesiDOC, located in Bologna. The vineyards extend throughout the fertile alluvial soils of the riverSecchiaon on the plane north of Modena.Lambrusco refers to a family of similar varietals that primarily grow in Emilia-Romagna. There areseveral clones and sub varieties, the most common being Sobara and the red-stemmedGrasparossa. Sorbara is prized for its lightness and elegance, while Grasparossa is fuller and morepowerful. The wines are produced using the Charmat process where a second fermentation isconducted in pressurized stainless steel tanks.For over a century, the Chiarli name has been considered a benchmark for traditional qualityLambrusco.