Mongarda only started back in 1978 when Bruno, having picked up bits and bobs on winemaking from his grandfather, decided to give it a go and bought a single vineyard with his wife Marinella; it was called Mongarda. Now the 10-hectare estate, spread around the village of Col San Martino and in the heart of the Valdobbiadene-Conegliano Prosecco Superiore zone, is run by their son Martino who has maintained their ethos of natural, simple, low intervention winemaking. The majority of the vineyards are on steep slopes with old vines (the Mongarda vineyard dates from the 1950s) and poor, lime conglomerate rocky soils where they pick and ferment ancient permitted Prosecco varieties, Perera, Verdiso, Bianchetta, and Boschera together with Glera.
The 2018 Mongarda, Col Fondo is a lightly cloudy, soft white colour with gentle spritz visible. Chalk, lemon peel, pear and white flowers on the nose. The pallet is straight away refreshing with a soft spritz, more lemon, almond, and hay. It’s fresh, textured with a soft richness. Bright, clean and dry lemon finish.