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Col Fondo Red

Italy
Per Bottle: $33.00
Per case of 12: $396.00
 
Producer: Zanotto
Vintage: 2020
Production Area: Veneto, Italy
Type: Sparkling Wine
Alcohol: 11%
Riccardo Zanotto simply loves food, wine, and tradition. He is one of a small group of producers in the Prosecco region that is bringing back the traditional way of making Prosecco using method traditionale. This method requires a first fermentation using the charmat method, aging of the wine over the winter, and then a second fermentation on the lees in the bottle. These wines are called ‘Col Fundo’ which means – on the sediment – because the lees is left in the bottle and forms a small deposit at the bottom of the bottle. This sediment allows the wine to be preserved for years without the need to add any sulphites.
Taste: The tannins and acidity play it up lively in this unusual and unexpected wine, both harmonious and fragrant.
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Vinification: Created from a blend of hill-grown red grapes with notable acidity, and another decidedly full-bodied grape. Grapes are fermented together and left to macerate in stainless steel tanks for 7-10 days. The second fermentation takes place in the bottle where the lees are left to deposit.

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Cabernet Franc 100

Col Fondo Red

Italy