In his new book 99/100, former “best sommelier in the world” (2013) Luca Martini writes that there are no “100 points wines.” And that’s why he’s chosen to review 99 of his favorites, including our Colfòndo.
Here’s what he had to say about the wine (translation by our English-language blogmaster):
The cloudy character of this wine, the dry taste, and the creamy bubbles.
Prosecco Colfòndo, ancient flavors with contemporary charm.
This is different expression of the Glera grape variety, one that was perhaps neglected with the passage of time as a new vision took hold. But this wine commands well deserved attention in the hands of those who have rediscovered it and made it their mission.
The wine is bottled and served with its lees and the misty character of the yeass mixed in with the wine gives it an impalpable hay yellow and pearl color.
The dense fizziness brings with it rich, mature aromas of citrus and orange flower, peach and apricot, toasty bread and yeast.
The wine undergoes no filtration nor any skimming of substances. And the tangible proof is in the glass in the form of ethereal bubbles that continue to evolve.
In the mouth, the wine is smooth, full bodied, warm, and engaging. Its substance gives body to each sip and lingers with a pleasantly bitter finish.
A glass filled with origins more than originality.
Image via Luca Martini’s Facebook.