Despina, Quarticello 2021



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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.

This is an old-school, rustic Lambrusco for those that pine for the wine the way it used to be. A blend of Lambrusco Maestri and Lambrusco Grasparossa fermented on their skins for a week and aged in vat before being transferred to bottle with a little must for the second fermentation. A little lighter than previous versions, this is sanguine, earthy and bone dry.

Producer Quarticello

Origin Val d'Enza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Grapes Malvasia di Candia Aromatica

Vintage 2021

Alcohol 11.5% ABV

Style Light body natural sparkling

Bottle size 750ml 

Winemaking Manual harvested, lightly macerated and fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel and refermented with addition of must in the bottle.   Unfiltred and unfined. Minimal added sulphites.

Notes  Natural, Organic