Producer wine
Zanotto

COUNTRY :
Italy

REGION :
Veneto

PRODUCTION :

Riccardo Zanotto

Col fondo, or its more familiar term in French “sur lie”, is the traditional way to ferment sparkling wines in Veneto, but like so many winemaking traditions is now an outlier. Riccardo Zanotto, a furniture maker by day whose family used to sell off their grapes, is bringing it back.

His family’s vines are located in Resera, a small town in the hills close to Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. This is the Prosecco heartland where glera thrives, but where few are producing the col fondo way.

For his throwback style the alcoholic fermentation begins in tank and then the wine is bottled along with the remaining yeast and residual sugar. This semi raw juice finishes its fermentation under a crown cap while it releases its C02. Since there is no added sugar or yeasts, the wines are not disgorged or filtered.

He also makes a fizzy, traditional red wine that is a blend of marzemino and cabernet sauvignon, which is also harkens back to a more rustic time in northern Italian winemaking.

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CUVÉES
Wine

“Col Fondo” Bianco

Region: Veneto
Grape: Glera
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Farming:
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in bottle
Aging: 12 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Col Fondo” Rosso

Region: Veneto
Grape: Marzemino, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size:
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Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel, 7-10 day maceration
Aging: in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Fermo” Bianco

Region: Veneto
Grape: Hillside blend
Vineyard Size:
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Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“ZB”

Region: Veneto
Grape: Glera
Vineyard Size:
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Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: 90-100 days in autoclave
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none