About the Wine
"Lambrusco" is the name for a family of grapes that includes around 13 different varieties which are found predominantly throughout the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia and Piemonte. While Lambrusco has a bit of bad name outside Italy, it's actually capable of making some interesting wines, in both still and sparkling form. Due to a desire to reconnect with ancient winegrowing and making practices, many vignerons, such as Max Brondolo, can now see and are realising its full potential.
The Podere Sottoilnoce Cattabrega has loads of acid and delicate flavours, making it a refreshing wine that will likely be guzzled rather than sipped. Pair it with fish or salad and you'll have a great meal.
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.