The Wine: Morandin Lentico Vino Frizzante Col Fondo NV
Morandin Lentico Vino Frizzante Col Fondo is a sparkling natural wine made according to the ancestral method, also called Col Fondo. Nice bubbles, citrus, apple, and aromatic herbs on the nose.
The Winery: Morandin
For over three generations, the Giacometti family has meticulously cultivated Agricola Morandin, encompassing a mere three hectares of land, with a focused dedication to viticulture on one hectare. This estate, nestled in the heart of Prosecco's esteemed winemaking region, is steeped in the art of traditional winemaking, especially the Col Fondo method.
The Region: Veneto
Veneto is one of the most important wine regions of Italy, located in the North Eastern corner of the Italian peninsula. It borders with Trentino-Alto Adige (north), Friuli-Venezia Giulia (north-east), Emilia-Romagna (south), and Lombardy (west).
The capital of Veneto is Venice, which is also its most populous city, followed by Verona, Padua, Vicenza, Treviso, and Rovigo. The east coast of Lake Garda, the biggest Italian lake, is part of Veneto and so is the tract of Alpine foothills called Venetian Prealps.
Veneto is the leading Italian region for the quantity of wine produced – even though wine-producing regions such as Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Puglia, and Sicily all have bigger territories.
Some of its most famous wines are Amarone della Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Soave, and of course Prosecco. Other less known but equally delicious wines are Recioto della Valpolicella, Recioto di Gambellara, Raboso del Piave, and Bardolino.
Veneto’s main characteristic is perhaps the great variety of wine types produced, obtained mostly from indigenous grape varietals – Corvina, Glera, and Garganega being the most common.
This is due as much to its specific geography and climate as it is to rather peculiar winemaking techniques such as the grape drying technique employed to make Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto’s most famous red wine.