Chalmers Project Col Fondo 2019
We’re never shy of proclaiming our love of Aglianico, and rose…. and sparkling wine for that matter. So we’ve decided to trial blending these three passions and loves into the one product.
Together with the incredibly talented and trusty team of premium sparkling winemakers at Kilchurn, we have been able to make this dream come alive. We made a special barrel selection of just one Barrique of 100% Chalmers Aglianico Rosato 2019, shipped it off to Kilchurn where they worked their magic on producing a Col Fondo style sparkling for us. The result is an exciting new release sparkling rosato under Chalmers Project, and we’ve made just 20 dozen this first trial vintage.
What is Col Fondo? Col Fondo is unfiltered sparkling wine and it’s 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, and typically a terroir-driven wine which can be a little funky and pleasantly sour with no dosage. No funk here though.
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’.
Super small production so availability is limited. First in, best dressed.