Cà del Bosco, Cuvèe Prestige,Edition 43 Franciacorta – A. Clementi (75cl) Lombardy
Grape: 75% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Noir 10% Pinot Blanc
Closure: Cork and cage
Producer: Ca’ del Bosco, meaning the “house in the wood”, was conceived
in 1965 when Annamaria Clementi bought a small hillside house in
Erbusco with five hectares of land attached. By 1968, the first vineyards
were planted and in 1972 the first still wine was produced, followed by
the first sparkling wine, released in 1978. In the following forty years,
under the guidance of Annamaria’s son Maurizio Zanella, Ca’ del Bosco
has earned its reputation as the leading producer in Franciacorta, an
appellation that Zanella himself has championed through his tireless
work as the president of the Consorzio.
Vineyard: Grapes are sourced from a range of vineyards with average ages of
between twenty-two and thirty years, in the provinces of Erbusco, Adro,
Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca, Iseo and Passirano. The grapes
were hand-harvested in the first half of August.
Winery: After picking, the grapes are chilled, sorted by vineyard and then go
through a three stage cleaning and drying process, before crushing.The
juice then undergoes alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and
the base wines are then aged for seven months in tank, before being
blended with twenty to thirty percent of reserve wines. The resulting cuvée
then undergoes secondary fermentation in bottle and maturation on its
lees for twenty-five months, before being disgorged using a patented
technique, in the absence of oxygen.
Taste: An extremely classy example of Franciacorta, combining rich flavours of
toasted brioche, butterscotch, baked apricots and almonds with subtle
herbaceous notes and a clean, refreshing acidity.
Awards: Silver Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
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