2014 Ca’ del Bosco 'Satèn' Franciacorta
Winemaker Notes: Franciacorta Vintage Collection is obtained from meticulously selected grapes skilfully vinified in full compliance with the Metodo Ca’ del Bosco. As soon as the grapes are picked, using small cases, they are graded and chilled. Each bunch is selected by experienced eyes before visiting our “berry spa”, an exclusive bunch washing and jet spray system that incorporates three soaking vats and a drying tunnel. After crushing in the absence of oxygen, all the musts for base wines ferment in small oak casks. Barrel maturation lasts for just five months to coax out maximum aromatic complexity and expressive power without jeopardising elegance. A pair of flying tanks enables the wines to be gravity-racked from the small oak casks into maturation tanks. Seven months after the harvest, it is time to create the cuvée. Vintage Collection Satèn 2014 is obtained from a skilful blend of 13 Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco base wines. Less sugar is added than for other Franciacortas, giving the wine a creamy mouthfeel and a particularly soft, elegant sensory profile that is further enhanced by leisurely bottle ageing. Disgorgement takes place in the absence of oxygen using a unique system designed and patented by Ca’ del Bosco. The procedure avoids oxidative stress or the need for additional sulphites, making Ca’ del Bosco Franciacortas purer, more appealing and longer lived. Finally, every bottle is given an individual marking to ensure its traceability.
85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Bianco
Wine Enthusiast - "Citrus zest, crushed herb, pastry dough and wild herb aromas follow over to the vibrant palate along with lemon, yellow apple and a hint of vanilla. Racy acidity gives it freshness and tension while the silky perlage lends softness and elegance."
Wine Spectator - "Soft and creamy in texture, this elegant Franciacorta layers rich notes of pastry cream and lemon curd with white cherry and apricot fruit. It's lightly toasty on the lingering finish. Disgorged autumn 2018. Drink now through 2025. 50 cases imported."
|Grape Varietals||Champagne Blend, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc|