Ca del Bosco Franciacorta Brut Prestige (Edizione 43)
Type: Sparkling Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Ca del Bosco
Country: Italy Region: Lombardy
Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay 84%,Pinot Bianco 2%,Pinot Nero 14%.
Classification: D.O.C.G. Production:
Alcohol: Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
81% vintage wines 2018; 7% reserve wines 2017; 12% reserve wines 2016
2018. A winter with a very cold final: snow in February and lows down to -7°C. The onset of spring was still cold and damp; as a consequence, bud break started approximately ten days later than usual. From mid-April on, the temperatures rose unusually high, up to 29°C, thus favouring abundant flower pollination. From May on, rainy weather prevailed again. Only after July 15th did summer really set in. Temperatures peaking well above average continued until August 25th, with almost torrid heat in August. The rains that saved the vintage appeared during the last ten days of the month, quenching the vine’s water stress. Harvesting began unhurriedly on August 13th and ended during the first ten days of September. Throughout the whole picking period, the grapes were beautiful, healthy and perfectly ripe. Characterized by very generous natural conditions and vigour, managed through bunch thinning, this vintage made it possible to create this Cuvée Prestige Edizione 43, which exalts the expression of the fruit from the Chardonnay grapes. An elegant, ample vintage, marked by vibrant freshness. The average yield per hectare is 9,800 kilograms, equivalent to 6,170 litres of wine (grape-to-wine yield: 63%).
MATURATION SUR LIES
DOSAGE AT DISGORGEMENT
Added sugar: 1.0 grams/liter - “Extra Brut”
ANALYTICAL DATA AT DISGORGEMENT
Alcohol 12.87% by vol.; pH 3.16; Total Acidity 5.37 g/l; Volatile Acidity 0.36 g/l