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SPARKLING WINE

Chalmers Col Fondo Sparkling Aglianico, Heathcote, Victoria 2021

AUSTRALIA
  • $36.00
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AGLIANICO
LINEAR & MINERAL and FRUITY
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
NATURAL WINE
  • Winemaker: Bart van Olphen & David Cowburn
  • Farming: Sustainable, focused on soil health and
    balanced vines.
  • Varieties: Aglianico
  • Terroir: Estate vineyard at Colbinabbin, northern Heathcote. Grown on Chalmers ‘Top Block’, their most prized site. East facing slope and exposed site, 210-225m elevation with diverse rocky terrain of sandstone, dolerite, basalt, shale, quartz, and limestone
  • Winemaking: Hand-picked. Wild ferment in old barriques, no acid adds, partial malo. Tiraged after 5 months, undisgorged and unfined. Zero dosage and vegan friendly.
  • Tasting Notes: Col Fondo is unfiltered sparkling wine—cloudy with the lees left in the bottle. With its second fermentation occurring in the bottle, similar to Champagne, the result is something drier and more savoury: typically a terroir-driven wine that can be a little funky and pleasantly drying with no dosage. No funk here though. In the bottle you’ll find freshly squeezed cloudy pink grapefruit in colour, attractive, red-fruited perfume, tart yet moreish with lots of zip and texture on the palate. Fine fizz with a deliciousness that screams ‘pour me another glass’.