Unfiltered Sparkling Wine, natural re-fermentation in the bottle (“col fondo” – “with lees”)
Made from selected hillside grapes grown in the exclusive district of Valdobbiadene, this wine is a true ambassador for the winegrower’s tradition. Natural re-fermentation in the bottle constitutes an ancient method for obtaining sparkling wines which locally are called "col fondo" ("with lees"). The presence of natural lees in the bottle lends the wine a particular aromatic complexity, bringing out its terroir. A wine for connoisseurs.
Since 2020, it has been part of the Col Fondo Agricolo project.
Colli Trevigiani IGT
Unfiltered Sparkling Wine
- Area of origin of grapes
Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene hills
- Average altitude of vineyards
250 – 350 metres sl.
- Type of terrain
Varied soil with morainic, sandstone and clay elements, limy, low-nutrient, welldrained
- Planting density
2500 – 3500 plants per hectare
- Harvest period
20 September — 10 October
Exclusively manual harvest
Soft pressing, static decantation of must, fermentation at controlled temperature (16-18°C). In spring it is bottled and begins a slow natural re-fermentation in a dark room at a temperature of 16-17°C. When fermentation is complete the yeasts remain on the bottom.
- Duration of fermentation and fining in the bottle
approximately 6 months
11% by vol.
- Sugar content
- Total acidity
- Low sulfite content
- Free sulfite