Widely considered the most iconic and revered producer of Lambrusco, Cleto Chiarli was founded in 1860 and was the first wine-producing company in Emilia-Romagna. The pioneer of Lambrusco, the winery remains under family management with fourth generation brothers Mauro and Anselmo now leading the business.
A regular winner of the highest possible accolades, all wines are produced from three estates, strategically positioned around the province of Modena and totalling over 100 hectares of vineyards: Tenuta Cialdini (50 hectares), lies in the heart of the wine-producing area of Lambrusco di Grasparossa, in the Castelvetro municipality and provide the grapes for the Cru “Vigneto Cialdini”. Tenuta Belvedere (20 hectares) is in one of the best areas for Grasparossa, in the Spilamberto municipality, known to produce ‘Pruno Nero’ Grasparossa. Tenuta Sozzigalli (30 hectares), lies to the north of Modena, near the river Secchia, providing perfect conditions for Sorbara – this is where the multi award winning Lambrusco del Fondatore is made.