Mark and Laura Smith grow only 3 hectares of vines and make sparkling wine in Turnastone, Herefordshire. They made the move to organic agriculture in 2018 and are passionately focusing on sustainable farming methods, working by hand and keeping things simple in the winery.
The Col Fondo takes inspiration from original Prosecco production - fermentation is finished off in the bottle, leaving the sediment in for a cloudy, natural style. There is also some skin contact for added texture and aromatics, giving the wine a beautiful warm amber colour. This is a joy to drink, with notes of peach and a fresh lemon acidity that balances the residual sugar very nicely.
Col Fondo 2018
Name Col Fondo Producer Black Mountain Style Sparkling (Col Fondo) Country England Region Herefordshire Vintage 2018 Grape Siegerrebe, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir ABV % 10 SO2 None added Production 1st year organic conversion. Skin Contact. 8g/l organic sugar added for a second fermentation in bottle. Not disgorged. Natural. Vegan. Notes Peach + Bitter lemonade + Fun