Ca' del Bosco - Franciacorta - Cuvee Prestige - 44ª Edition - 75cl

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Ca' del Bosco - Franciacorta - Cuvee Prestige - 44ª Edition - 75cl

Ca' del Bosco - Franciacorta - Cuvee Prestige - 44ª Edition - 75cl


 
    
            
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1 BOTTLE x 75cl. 

NAME
Franciacorta.

VARIETY OF GRAPES
Chardonnay 81.5%, Pinot Bianco 1.5%, Pinot Nero 17%.

VINEYARDS OF ORIGIN
162 Chardonnay vineyards, with an average age of 30 years, located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Adro,
Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca, Iseo and Passirano.
5 Pinot Bianco vineyards, with an average age of 28 years, located in the Municipality of Passirano.
30 Pinot Nero vineyards, with an average age of 21 years, located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Provaglio d'Iseo
and Passirano.

ASSEMBLY
71% 2019 vintage wines
26% reserve wines 2018
3% reserve wines 2017

2019. The winter season passed with mild temperatures and scarce rainfall. These
conditions led to an early spring. From the second week of April the climate has definitely changed and until mid-May the rain was the protagonist with temperatures below the average. These weather conditions compromised flowering and caused spinning of the wings of the bunches and flow of flowers, resulting in smaller, sparse bunches with very low average weights. After May 15, we saw a clear improvement in weather conditions which allowed us to set the fruit in favorable conditions. Temperatures above average characterized the month of June which can be classified as the driest of the last 20 years. The dry weather continued until mid-July with the vines starting to show symptoms of water stress. The beginning of August brought us the much desired rain, effectively saving the season.
From 20 August, with the beginning of the harvest, the temperatures returned to normal and good
time accompanied us until the end of August. Harvest began on 20 August and ended on 5 September in good weather. Average yield per hectare of 4,800 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,020 liters of wine (yield in wine: 63%). The small size of the bunches and the low yields in the vineyard have legitimized the high quality of this vintage which is expressed in the Cuvée Prestige Edition 44 with an intense aroma of citrus, white and yellow fruits and a full, full-bodied and extremely lively taste.

THE VINIFICATION
The base wines of the Cuvée Prestige are the result of a careful selection of the grapes and a skilful vinification conducted in full compliance with the Ca 'del Bosco Method. The grapes, harvested by hand in small boxes, are classified and cooled. Each bunch is selected by expert eyes and hands, to then benefit from exclusive "grape spas": a particular system of washing and hydromassage of the bunches consisting of three soaking tanks and a drying tunnel. After pressing in the absence of oxygen, all the musts of the base wines ferment in thermo-conditioned steel tanks and remain here until the following March. Seven months of refinement are therefore necessary for the wine to clear up, mature and bring out the best character of the vines of origin. The wines are then expertly assembled in the "magic rite" of creating the cuvée. Only after aging on the lees for at least 2 years this Franciacorta can express all its richness and identity. The dégorgement takes place in the absence of oxygen, using a unique system, designed and patented by Ca 'del Bosco. This avoids oxidative shocks and further additions of sulphites. It makes our Franciacortas purer, more pleasant and longer-lived. Finally, each packaged bottle is uniquely marked, to guarantee its traceability.

DRAFT
From April to June of the year following the harvest.

MEDIUM AGING ON YEASTS
On average 25 months.

DOSAGE AT THE BLOSSOM
Sugar content equal to 1.0 grams / liter - “Extra Brut”.

ANALYTICAL DATA AT THE BLOSSOM
Alcohol 12.8% Vol .; pH 3.11; Total acidity 5.80 grams / liter; Volatile Acidity 0.32 grams / liter

SULPHITES
Maximum total sulfur dioxide 55 milligrams / liter (maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams /
liter), concentration specified on the back label.

            
                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
BRANDCA' DEL BOSCO
SIZE75cl
CATEGORYFRANCIACORTA
NATIONALITYITALIA
VARIETYCHARDONNAY AND PINOT NOIR
REGIONLOMBARDIA
APPELLATIONFRANCIACORTA DOCG