Costadila ‘Móz’ – a delightfully vivacious maintenance of the Col Fondo tradition and a humble reclamation of Prosecco. This stunningly sapid and fruit-centric sparkling skin-contact is 75 centilitres of utter sunshine. Blending Moscato Fior d’Arancio and Glera, Costadila show us a proud, terroir-driven representation of Venetian viticulture. Both grapes are grown in the vineyards of Villa dei Vescovi di Torreglia in the Euganei Hills and hand-harvested. Firstly, the Glera undergoes a direct press prior to spontaneous fermentation; the Moscato is macerated on its skins for 30 days. Upon bottling, there is dried grape must added. Initially striking the nose is a tantalising array of citrus, with focus on blood orange. Subtly spiced components mingle comfortably with the floral body of the wine. Finally, a tremendous mineral structure and pleasantly sapid palette make this a somewhat irresistible Col Fondo.
Costadila is an agricultural project founded in 2006. Originally spear-headed by the legendary Ernesto Cattel, Martina Celi and Alex della Vecchia took control after Cattel’s untimely passing. The objective was to reclaim the true nature of Veneto’s most sought-after export, Prosecco; pre-industrialisation, pre-autoclave Prosecco. Their chosen grapes largely come from abandoned hillside vineyards that must be hand-farmed and help to produce Col Fondo wines. These hallmarks of tradition are spontaneously fermented, refermented in bottle and never disgorged. Particularly, the condition of each vintage determines the length of the skin contact applied. Evidently, the Costadila winery is a designation of Veneto’s tapestrial winemaking history, a true reclamation of patient methodology.
Costadila ‘Móz’ – a table wine that incites camaraderie and conversation. Conclusively juice, this raucously vibrant snapshot of Veneto is sure to put a smile on one’s face.
Moscato Fior d'Arancio/Glera
Costadila ‘Móz’ – a tantalising array of citrus, with focus on blood orange. Subtly spiced components mingle comfortably with the floral body of the wine. A tremendous mineral structure and pleasantly sapid palette make this a somewhat irresistible Col Fondo.