About the Wine
Farmed from 6.5 hectares of biodynamically grown grapes in the medieval village of Castelvetro di Modena, in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, winemaker Max Brondolo is helping to keep many ancient grape varieties alive and in the public consciousness. The Podere Sottoilnoce Saldalama includes 10% white grapes, which makes it a little bit more interesting and vibrant.
If you're a fan of red Aussie sparklings made from shiraz, then you'll be in the same ballpark with the Podere Sottoilnoce Saldalama, although with a different flavour profile. Here you have lots of savoury characters such as meat, forest floor and spice, as well as dried and fresh red fruits, making it a great pairing with savoury, meat-based dishes.
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.