Mongarda Vino Frizzante Col Fondo
Produced by the Mongarda winery located in the Veneto region of Italy, the 2021 Mongarda Vino Frizzante Col Fondo is a unique and delightful expression of the traditional Prosecco grape, also known as Glera. The term "Col Fondo" refers to the authentic method of leaving the wine on its lees, or "on the bottom," to create natural carbonation during secondary fermentation.
This frizzante (lightly sparkling) wine is crafted with organically farmed grapes and minimal intervention in the cellar, representing Mongarda's commitment to sustainable viticulture and respect for the region's terroir. This 2021 vintage is a beautiful reflection of the winery's artisanal approach and dedication to quality.
Nose: The nose is generous and expressive, revealing dominant notes of green apple, pear, and white flowers. As the wine unfolds, hints of fresh bread and yeast from the lees aging come to the fore, adding depth and complexity.
Palate: On the palate, the Mongarda Vino Frizzante Col Fondo displays a lively, medium-bodied texture, brimming with flavors of orchard fruits, citrus, and a touch of minerality. The natural effervescence lends a refreshing and vibrant mouthfeel, while the lees aging imparts subtle complexity and a pleasant, slightly creamy texture.
Finish: The finish is clean, crisp, and long-lasting, with the residual flavors of apple, pear, and a hint of yeast leaving a lasting impression.
The Mongarda Vino Frizzante Col Fondo is a versatile food companion, pairing exceptionally well with a wide range of dishes. Its refreshing character and slight creaminess make it an ideal match for seafood appetizers like shrimp cocktail, calamari, or scallop ceviche.
For main courses, consider pairing it with light poultry dishes, creamy pastas, or vegetarian fare such as risotto with spring vegetables. Its natural acidity and effervescence also make it an excellent choice for cutting through richer, fatty foods like pork belly or fried chicken.
Lastly, consider serving this delightful frizzante with a cheese platter, where its fruitiness and yeasty complexity can complement a variety of soft, ripe cheeses. Enjoy the taste and tradition of Veneto with the 2021 Mongarda Vino Frizzante Col Fondo!