This wine is a 100% Glera, produced by Zanotto family in the area of Tarzo (Veneto, north-east of Italy). Their vineyards are located at 370 meters above sea level. Natural, unfiltered, refermented in bottle, this special wine sound very yeasty and plenty of taste, nothing to compare to most of the sparkling that we have around this is the real essence of what was the sparkling wine made on the old fashion way before pressurized autoclave were introduced in the production process.
RE-FERMENTED ONCE A YEAR ONLY.
NO AUTOCLAVE FERMENTATION.
NO ADDED SULFUR.
Grape type: 100% Glera.
Alcohol content: 11%
Vinification system: Charmat 1st fermentation. 2nd fermentation on lees in the bottle.
Wine making process: Handpicked grapes in late september, following the “Growing Moon” calendar. During the first fermentation the wine juice must is left in contact with the grape skins for 2 days. The separation is then made by decanting the wine, that will bestored into refrigerated tanks , to stop the fermentation. Close to Easter, following the “Growing Moon” calendar, the wine is then bottled with no added sulfite to process the second fermentation in the bottle. The wine is not filtered, and it ferments in the bottle, being completely mature around September. This method, thanks to the yeasts that stays and deposit at the bottom of the bottle (from here the name “col fondo” literally “with sediment”) allows this wine to preserve for years.
Colour: Straw-yellow, greenish reflections.
Bouquet: Great bisquity nose, with plenty of apple/brioche coming through, flowery end and citrusy notes.
Taste: Dry palate, complex and pleasant. Slightly salty finish and very mineral.