We’re never shy of proclaiming our love of Aglianico, and rose…. and sparkling wine for that matter, so we made a project wine trial blending these three passions and loves into the one product – the 2019 Chalmers Project Col Fondo. After the success of the project wine, we now have a new release sparkling rosato, recently graduated to the Chalmers range.
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 2020, shipped it off to Kilchurn where they worked their magic on producing a Col Fondo style sparkling for us.
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 drying 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 for first official vintage so get in quick.