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L'Occhiolino Sparkling Red 2021

Emilia Rosso IGT

With a wink, the sommelier said, “I’ll let you in on a secret”. Presenting a bottle of L’Occhiolino – that’s ‘Locky-Oh-Leeno’ – you’ve just discovered Italy’s ancient secret. A light ruby fizz the Romans used to drink, brimful of juicy, sweet fruit.

Italian red
just got sparkly

L’Occhiolino is a remarkable red. So much ripe juicy flavour, yet so light – just 7.5% alcohol – and a joyous, uplifting sparkle.

It looks amazing. Deep purple, with a pink creamy mousse – and those glorious bubbles.

And so versatile. Perfect for long, lazy afternoons. Great for stylish picnics. Or sipping with friends in the garden, late into the evening.

Where there’s fun, conversation and laughter, there’s a cool bottle of L’Occhiolino.

Delight in the unexpected

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Medium bodied, fresh bubbles, juicy, ripe fruit, gentle sweetness


Ripe, juicy red berries and lightly floral

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

L'Occhiolino Sparkling Red 2021

More information

  • 7.5% ABV
  • 5.63 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 30 September, 2024

L'Occhiolino is a gorgeous, appealing style that's been part of life in Italy's Emilia-Romagna since Roman times. But it's still a bit of a secret. In local restaurants, it's often not even listed. Instead, with a wink, the waiter produces a bottle from the cellar and pours his guests an irresistible sparkling glassful. It's an any-time sort of fizz, a delight dressed up in flutes or just as tasty served from tumblers on a picnic. Main thing is to chill it down so you can enjoy all its lip-smacking ripe fruit, sweetly spiced flavours and mouth-caressing bubbles at their juiciest best. Pop the cork of this fresh ruby frizzante, with its light sweetness. At just 7.5% it's perfect for lazy lunches and sparkling conversation with friends!

"Fizzy, frivolous and delicious, L’Occhiolino is the perfect picnic wine for the summer" Henry Jeffreys
BBC Good Food Wine Expert
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