NV Quarticello Spuma Mia Vino Rosato Frizzante
Region: Val d'Enza < Emilia Romagna < Italy
Grapes: Lambrusco Maestri
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Certified organic farming with biodynamic practices, gravely sand-clay soils; made in the traditional method, with one-day skin maceration, secondary fermentation in bottle, then bottle aged 6-8 months before release; bottled unfined/unfiltered with zero added SO2; 11.5% ABV
Winemaker: Roberto Maestri
Quarticello began in 2001 when the Maestri family purchased 8 hectares in Emilia-Romagna and Roberto's grandfather began making wine as a hobby. But Roberto fell in love with the land and with the vines so he took off to study viticulture and enology and returned permanently in 2006 to make wine using only indigenous grapes and no chemical inputs, old school wines that truly reflected their place. From the start, Roberto worked organically and now employs many biodynamic practices. His bubbles are made the traditional way here in Emilia, with the second fermentation completed in the bottle - so technically traditional method and not pet’nat.
We've worked with many of Roberto's excellent, authentic bubbles, like Despina and Ferrando. 'Spuma Mia' is the baby sister, a cheeky sparkling rosato that has half the fizz of her older siblings, but so much spunk. She glows the prettiest ruby red color, and smells like a strawberry, hibiscus, black tea concoction. On the palate cherry, tart hibiscus, earthy funk, serious flinty minerality and just a hint of fizz are flanked by green tea tannins and tangy acidity. The bubbles disappear quickly, but the chalky mineral finish lingers. Spry, fresh and super fun -- think of Spuma Mia as your new spring #roseallday fling.