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Zannuto Col Fondo di Collina
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Zannuto Col Fondo di Collina 2015

Veneto, ItalyIf you think you know Prosecco, but haven't tried Col Fondo, think again. Col fondo is similar to pét-nat, though only in reference to wines from the Prosecco delineation. Here, the base wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, but the wine is not disgorged, leaving the finished wine a bit cloudy (col fondo refers to on sediment in Italian) and on the dryer side compared to classic sweeter proseccos. It also has less pressure / finer bubbles, giving a softer, more frizzante mouthfeel. The sediment acts as a natural preservative, helping stabilize the wines. Riccardo Zanotto is one of a small group using this very traditional way of making Prosecco. This is a natural wine, with no additions or subtractions. Sour lemon, meadow grasses, dried biscuit and yeast on the slight, lightly effervescent palate. More Belgian ale-like than wine-like at first, with the sour ale character overriding the subtle, and sharp orange and apricot that linger on the finish.Tasted: 03 March 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 29.49 private wine shops Producer: ZanottoVarietal: GleraCSPC: 185403