I had the pleasure of drinking an unusual wine when I was once in Venice in one of those warm days of autumn. “Col Fondo” is a white sparkling wine produced with a second fermentation in the bottle and the yeasts remain in there during the following short aging. Those yeasts are responsible for the sediments you see on the bottom of the bottle.; the name “ Col Fondo” means actually “with sediments on the bottom of the bottle”. So no worries if the wine does not appear completely clear! The wine is good and the cloudy colour is just a feature of this kind of wine that ages with its own yeast (this process is also called “aging sur lie”). The perlage is very nice, the nose quite intense and reminds to a zesty scent and to the fragrance of bread crust. Great acidity in the mouth that makes this wine ypur perfect drink during the hot summer aperitif. The alcohol content is quite low, 11,5%, which makes the wine thirst quenching (the alcohol dries out your mouth indeed! So less alcohol more refreshing). The wine is made using the typical grapes from Veneto region: glera, bianchetta, boschera, grapariol, perera, verdiso. The producer uses only natural yeasts and does not add any sulfur.
“Col Fondo” is a wine made in the ancient way so very simple but yet quite unknown and not easy to understand. I really recommend to open a bottle like this with open-mind people.
I really liked the wine and my opinion is super positive! I like those wines that are authentic and not just trendy. Great job!
Price: € 19,00 at Osteria Anice Stellato