Bruno & his family, Mongarda “Prosecco Col Fondo” NEW ENTRY !!
GRAPE: 100% Glera
REGION: Col San Martino, Veneto
GOOD TO KNOW: This small, family-owned, nature-oriented producer of “real Prosecco col fondo”,the ancient way to make Prosecco, Col Fondo means the Bottle-Fermented Prosecco. Mongarda from which the estate takes its name is the heart of the Valdobbiadene-Conegliano Prosecco Superiore zone, and Mongarda’s vineyards are on extreme slopes with old vines and poor, rocky soils, a situation which forces them to be worked manually. The vines, some dating back to 1950, are pampered: no weedkillers , undesired plants are mowed or removed by hand, and no synthetic fertilizers, instead, a biodynamic compost of grape skins, vine cuttings, and manure from grass-fed cows is made in-house. In the cellar, the objective is to let the vintage and vineyards speak! Salute!
TASTE: citrus, Alpine herb and green-apple aromas carry through to the vibrant linear palate along with lemon zest, Anjou pear and a yeasty hint of bread crust. It's extremely refreshing, with crisp acidity a dry finish.