Bastia Vino Frizzante Colfondo Capo degli Onesti 2021
Bastia Vino Frizzante Colfondo Capo degli Onesti
Bastia Vino Frizzante Colfondo Capo degli Onesti is straw yellow in colour and it has the delicate delicate perlage typical of Frizzante wines.
This wine is a jump into the history of Prosecco, when locals used to call it in the local dialect "el vin col fondo” - "the wine with sediment".
This is in fact a traditional Colfondo Frizzante wine, with in-bottle fermentation and storage on the yeast lees.
But, without filtering or clarification, this wine takes on unique and unmistakable features.
Indeed, it can be quite hazy and cloudy. But its complexity is overwhelming and fascinating.
The smell is full of yeasty notes, crust of bread and yellow ripe fruit.
The taste is bone-dry and pleasantly sapid.
But what is Colfondo Prosecco then?
Standard Prosecco follows the so-called Charmat method or Martinotti method.
Winemakers use large, pressure sealed and generally stainless steel tanks to ferment the wine, and therefore it is transferred to the bottle under pressure.
The first stage of the fermentation of Colfondo Prosecco is in a tank, same as it happens with standard Prosecco.
But then, the winemaker transfers the wine in the bottle where it finishes the last part of the alcoholic fermentation.
As the yeast finishes its job, it falls to the bottom, leaving a small amount of sediment (in Italian "fondo") behind (check the Organic Wine Journal).
And this is why Colfondo Prosecco is the real Prosecco of the tradition.
Finally The Producer
You can find Bastia winery in Saccol, the heart of Valdobbiadene DOCG appellation, at the feet of the Bastìa hill.
This is the beginning of the narrow and famous zone called Cartizze.
Of small dimensions but of great prestige, the company Azienda Agricola Rebuli Michele is the fruit of 5 generations.
Rebuli family always lived among these wonderful as hard hillside vineyards very steep and rugged, placed at the high about 300 mt above the sea-level.
The producer has just few hectares of vineyards of its property. All of them are located in the top-quality Valdobbiadene district, suitable for the Prosecco Superiore DOCG appellation.