Prosecco Valdobbiadene 'col fondo' 2017

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Prosecco Valdobbiadene 'col fondo' 2017

Christian Zago is besotted with naturalness and manages his family's estate as a self-contained biosphere.  All processes, whether it be composting, manure application (from their own cows), pruning, leaf-plucking or application of biodynamic preparations, are by hand, with the intention of producing the most natural end product.  Grapes are fermented plot by plot, using natural yeasts without temperature control, remaining on their lees until Spring.  To finish the wine, Christian bottles it with a little remaining sugar and some fine lees - col fondo - a process practised by the family since 1956, which gives this completely dry Prosecco its fine and long-lasting sparkle. The wine remains undisgorged and deposits a fine sediment and you can serve with or without (by gently pouring or decanting) the yeast.

Straw yellow with fine, persistent perlage and aromas of stonefruit (peach), hay and millefiori. The palate is bone dry, with crunchy green apple fruit and some creaminess, complexed by a yeastiness that re-asserts itself with each fresh pour. Ideal as an aperitivo but perfect with antipasti or seafood, especially shellfish.

$ 44
Winery:
Ca' dei Zago
Region:
Veneto
Village:
Valdobbiadene
Wine Category:
Prosecco
Style:
sparkling
Vintage:
2017
Grape:
Glera
Viticulture:
Biodynamic
Winemaker:
Christian Zago
Bottle Size:
750ml