Riunite Lambrusco is not the first Lambrusco we have sampled here at Sourmashed, however it is the first Lambrusco we have ever purchased from CVS. That should have been our first warning sign. Lambrusco can be a fabulous wine, with its fizzy goodness that appeals across a broad swath of wine drinkers. The problem is that there is a lot of low quality Lambrusco out there which is overly dominated by sweetness and poor flavor.
The Riunite Lambrusco is an incredibly shade of ruby, though the amount of evident carbonation immediately disappoints. There is an incredible fruitiness to the flavor of the wine, complimented only by an equally incredibly sweetness. This has all the hallmarks of poor Lambrusco: overly sweet and overly fruity.
I recommend you stay away from Riunite Lambrusco. There are plenty of better Lambrusco options out there, so why settle for one that is such a poor example of what this vibrant wine has to offer? Move on and you won’t be disappointed.