2020 Podere Sottoilnoce Cattabrega

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

A delicate and refreshing Sparkling Rose from a fascinating Italian biodynamic producer.




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.

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 Grasparossa (50%), Uva Tosca (30%), Lambrusco Sorbara (20%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Crown Seal
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Sparkling rose made with Lambrusco varieties from the very hilly landscape around Castelvetro. Delicate, tart and refreshing, pretty and light, dances on the palate with sour cherry, faint game meat notes, blood orange and tangerine citrus characters. Fragrant, frisky, super thirst-quenching style with chunky, bright bubbles. What a joy to drink." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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