Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Quarticello

Cascinaronchi Brut Nature 2018

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QUARTICELLO
Cascinaronchi Brut Nature 2018
Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Spergola from young vines owned by the family of Roberto’s wife. It is initially fermented in vat, before a little must from the same vintage is added to the wine at bottling to cause the second fermentation. The wine rests on the lees in the bottle for around fifteen months before disgorgement. A clean, crisp sparkling wine with gentle aromas of citrus and herbs and plenty of savoury complexity, it makes for a wonderful aperitif.

Spergola


ABOUT THE PRODUCER

From his family’s vineyards in Montecchio Emilia, Roberto Maestri makes a handful of sparkling wines that equal the best in the region.

Roberto works organically on five hectares of vines sat on clay-gravel soils. He only uses wild yeasts and his bubbles are made the traditional way here in Emilia, with the second fermentation completed in the bottle.

Roberto’s wines are deceptively simple, but always delicious, with eating well and good times in mind. They offer real refreshment and make so much sense alongside some salumi or a nice hunk of cheese. Perhaps that is why they are the first wines we reach for time and time again to begin a meal.