Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Vintage Collection Satèn 2017
Femininity. Smooth, lush, mature, soft, round.
Ca Del Bosco Vintage Collection Satèn recalls the enchanting sensuality that distinguishes the woman in one’s heart. One of those wines that makes the senses vibrate. Vintage Collection Satèn, the femininity and elegance of silk, is a special interpretation of a Franciacorta: the harmonious marriage of sunshine and white grapes. And a little secret: during the draught, the stage where sugar and yeast are added to start the second fermentation in the bottle, less sugar is added to the Satèn. Finally, a long aging period enhances a soft elegance in each individual bottle. Delicious as an aperitif, it is an excellent conversation wine.
Franciacorta Satèn Millesimato.
Chardonnay 85%, Pinot Blanc 15%.
VINEYARDS OF ORIGIN
14 Chardonnay vineyards with an average age of 34 years, located in the municipalities of
Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca and Passirano.
2 Pinot Blanc vineyards with an average age of 26 years, located in the municipality of Passirano.
AVERAGE YIELD PER HECTARE
7,500 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,220 liters of wine (wine yield: 43%).
Franciacorta Vintage Collection wines are the result of careful grape selection and expert winemaking conducted in full respect of the Ca’ del Bosco Method. The grapes, freshly hand-picked in small boxes, are graded and cooled. Each cluster is selected by expert eyes and hands, and then benefits from exclusive “berry spa.” A special washing system
and whirlpooling of the clusters, through three soaking tanks and a drying tunnel. After crushing in the absence of oxygen, all musts from the base wines ferment in small oak barrels. To seek maximum aromatic complexity and expressive power without losing elegance, barrel elevage has a
duration of only 5 months. A pair of flying tanks allows the gravity transfer of wines from small barrels to aging tanks. After 7 months have passed since the harvest, the cuvée is created. The 2013 Vintage Collection Satèn is the result of an expert blend of 16 base wines of Chardonnay and Pinot
White. The addition of less sugar than other Franciacorta wines gives it creaminess and a particular profile, elegant and soft, further strengthened by long bottle aging. Dégorgement takes place in the absence of oxygen, using a unique system designed and patented by Ca’ del Bosco. This avoids oxidative shock and further addition of sulfites, making our Franciacortas purer, more pleasant and longer-lived. Finally, each packaged bottle is uniquely marked to ensure traceability.
AGING ON THE LEES
Average duration 48 months.
DOSAGE TO DISGORGEMENT
Sugar content of 2.0 grams/liter.
ANALYTICAL DATA AT DISGORGEMENT
Alcohol: 12.5% Vol; pH: 3.02; Total acidity: 6.10 grams/liter;
Volatile acidity: 0.31 grams/liter.
Total sulfur dioxide less than 49 milligrams/liter
(Maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams/liter).