Pale gold and slightly hazy (undisgorged), the Col has very soft small bubbles. Aromas of toasty, creamy baked apples are contrasted by fresh acidity and a dry long finish. A brand new Col Fondo-style sparkling from East Sussex winery Tillingham Wines. Col Fondo describes the ‘ancestral method’ of refermentation in the bottle without disgorgement. This is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, partly fermented in oak barrels, before bottling in the spring with a small addition of sugar, which is then refermented by wild yeast. Wild ferment, unfiltered, minimal added sulphur. Tillingham is a natural and biodynamic wine producer rooted in the East Sussex countryside.