2020 Podere Sottoilnoce Saldalama

Podere Sottoilnoce |Emilio Romagna |Lambrusco
A sparkling Lambrusco from Italy that will satisfy any lover of red Aussie sparkling.
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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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.

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.

Region: Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Blend: Lambrusco Grasparossa (80%), Lambrusco di Sorbara (10%), Trebbiano Modenese (10%)
ABV: 12.50%
Closure: 750ml
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92 Points - "This is red grape with some white grape in it, but a Lambrusco just the same. Savoury elements strong in this wine, but it doesn’t forget to be refreshing, chewy and crunchy, and all things great that are Lambrusco. Game meat, woody spice, turned earth, undergrowth and dried and fresh cherry and cranberry. Vibrant expression, delicious." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
2 reviews
  • G
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    Severe Brett fault

    I bought 2 bottles of this for a special dinner at fairly great expense, poured it down the sink. All we could taste was burned rubber and band aids. Really disappointing. Suspect a brettanomyces fault. Natural wine living up to its unstable nature.

  • SR
    Stephen R.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sparkling Surprise!

    Forget what you ever thought of Lambrusco, and discover what beauty can be made from it, with this Italian stunner. This has real body, and fans of Aussie sparkling reds will love this, and the fact it has all the hallmarks of great Italian reds from Central Italy. It’s bright, savory and spicy - a delicious mouth filler just ready for meaty Autum goodness on the lunch table. Something refreshing, vibrant, different and a top recommendation from me.

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