Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Quarticello

Cascinaronchi Brut Nature 2020

£27

QUARTICELLO
Cascinaronchi Brut Nature 2020
Emilia-Romagna, Italy

As always this is the most complex and nuanced of Roberto’s sparkling wines. This vintage is composed entirely of Spergola, refermented in the bottle with a little must from the same harvest and disgorged after two years on the lees. The result is a crisp, clean wine with delicate bubbles and complex notes of citrus and minerals that punches well above its weight.

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.