2019 Podere Sottoilnoce Puntorosso

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

A serious Lambrusco from an artisanal winemaker in northern Italy.



About the Wine

Lambrusco has a bit of a bad reputation in Australia, mainly thanks to some low-quality offerings that have permeated throughout the market for many years. This is a shame, as the grape (or grapes, as there are several different varieties in the Lambrusco family) is a very old variety native to Italy which can actually produce some vibrant sparkling wines which have little resemblance to the "lolly water" often associated with Lambrusco.

The Podere Sottoilnoce Puntorosso will correct all your previous notions of Lambrusco. With an array of red fruit characters and spice, as well as some meatiness, salinity and truffle, this wine has depth on the palate, acidity to keep it fresh, and tannin to give it some grip.

About Podere Sottoilnoce

Podere Sottoilnoce (the name means "under the walnut tree") is the brand of winemaker Max Brondolo, situated in the small town of Castelvetro di Modena in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Brondolo's entire philosophy revolves around minimal intervention, with a love of wine which was formed in part by his grandparents' vineyard in the Asti region of Piemonte.

Brondolo works six hectares of vineyards, focusing on Lambrusco, Trebbiano, and other indigenous Italian varieties, using biodynamic farming principles. Many of the grape varieties are virtually unknown to outsiders, and Brondolo offers a range of white, red and rose wines in still, sparkling and "semi-sparkling", such as a delicious Lambrusco.

Winemaker Max Brondolo in the vineyard
Winemaker Max Brondolo in the vineyard
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Additional Info

From the Importer

Max Brondolo started Podere Sottoilnoce in 2016; 6.5 ha of beautiful vineyards located all around Castelvetro di Modena, hills for Lambrusco at its best and pastures for Parmigiano Reggiano.

These bottle-refermented sparkling wines made with local - and sometimes forgotten grapes, both black and white, really blown my mind when I first tried them.

Blend : Lambrusco (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Crown Seal
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

The vines
The vines 'under the walnut tree'...
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Traditional Lambrusco styling here from a new wave producer making moves in Castelvetro. Chewy, chalky, puckering and vibrant expression of Lambrusco. Dark cherry, smoky spice, game meat, truffle and saline mineral notes. Bouquet and palate in similar form with these characters. Refreshing albeit ruddy and deep, though very dry, shaped with a wave of firming tannin to. Super drinking, lively and fresh despite the savouriness, grip and pucker." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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