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MON0118SPMG
Mongarda
Col Fondo Magnum
2018
Veneto
Organic Farming
Biodynamic
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

Regular price £30.45

Tax included.

Prosecco DOC / Prosecco DOCG is quickly becoming the most recognisable sparkling wine in the world, if not already the most produced. Made from the Glera grape and coming from 9 regions spanning the Northern Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli, it is the defacto go to sparkling wine. Unlike Champagne or Cava, Prosecco's second fermentation takes place in a steel tank (Charmat / Martinotti method) meaning it is comparatively cheaper, less complex and lighter. But with cheap production methods and off the chart exports many producers are trying reinstate Prosecco as a wine of quality, making them with ancient techniques (Col Fondo) or with greater complexity and tighter regulations (Prosecco Superiore DOCG).

Mongarda only started back in 1978 when Bruno, having picked up bits and bobs on winemaking from his grandfather, decided to give it a go and bought a single vineyard with his wife Marinella; it was called Mongarda. Now the 10 hectare estate, spread around the village of Col San Martino and in the heart of the Valdobbiadene-Conegliano Prosecco Superiore zone, is run by their son Martino who has maintained their ethos of natural, simple, low intervention winemaking. The majority of the vineyards are on steep slopes with old vines (the Mongarda vineyard dates from the 1950's) and poor, lime conglomerate rocky soils where they pick and ferment ancient permitted Prosecco varieties, Perera, Verdiso, Bianchetta, and Boschera together with Glera.

Tasting note: Lightly cloudy; soft white colour with gentle spritz visible. Chalk; lemon peel; pear and white flowers on the nose. The pallet is straight away refreshing with a soft spritz; more lemon; almond; and hay. It's fresh; textured with a soft richness. Bright; clean and dry lemon finish.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes hand harvested from selection of the oldest vineyards end of September. Soft pressing with skin-contact for a few days. Static decanting for 24 hours. Fermentation in steel tanks with pied de cuvée. Maturation in cement tanks with batonage. Re-fermentation in bottle with original must during spring. Bottling at March crescent moon appears. Not disgorged; no dosage.
Features Lemon Pear White-flowers Fresh Chalky

Features Chalky, Fresh, Lemon, Pear, Refreshing, White flowers,
Tasting note Lightly cloudy, soft white colour with gentle spritz visible. Chalk, lemon peel, pear and white flowers on the nose. The pallet is straight away refreshing with a soft spritz, more lemon, almond, and hay. It's fresh, textured with a soft richness. Bright, clean and dry lemon finish.
Drink with
Crab tart, Lime squid, Salame,

Wine details

Country Italy
Region Veneto
Producer Mongarda
Wine Name Col Fondo Magnum
Style Sparkling
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Glera
Other Grapes 5% Bianchetta; 5% Verdiso
Size 6 x 150cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 11%
Production 3000
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Marcuola (clay on lime conglomerate)
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Grapes hand harvested from selection of the oldest vineyards end of September. Soft pressing with skin-contact for a few days. Static decanting for 24 hours. Fermentation in steel tanks with pied de cuvée. Maturation in cement tanks with batonage. Re-fermentation in bottle with original must during spring. Bottling at March crescent moon appears. Not disgorged, no dosage.