CA ‘DEL BOSCO Franciacorta DOCG Millesimato Vintage Collection Dosage Zéro 2018 is an uncompromising, pure, sincere bubble, the result of the best expression of a unique terroir and of the man who understood its character and potential.
It was born in 1978 as Pinot di Franciacorta Dosage Zéro N.V .. In 1991 it became Franciacorta Dosage Zéro vintage. Since the 2008 vintage, Ca ‘del Bosco has decided to reinterpret the Dosage Zéro, the Satèn and the Brut and to give them a distinctive character also in the name: “Vintage Collection”. One-thousandth trilogy. Elegant narration of the extraordinary territory and of man’s ability to bring out the natural potential of his vineyards.
The Franciacorta Vintage Collections 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, freshly picked by hand in small boxes, are classified and cooled. Each bunch is selected by expert eyes and hands, to then benefit from the exclusive “spa of the berries”.
A particular system of washing and hydromassage of the bunches, through three soaking tanks and a drying tunnel. After pressing in the absence of oxygen, all the musts of the base wines ferment in small oak barrels. To seek the maximum aromatic complexity and expressive power, without losing elegance, the barrel elevation has a duration of only 5 months. A pair of floating tanks allows the decanting of wines by gravity, from small barrels to aging tanks. After 7 months from the harvest, the cuvée is created. The Vintage Collection Dosage Zéro 2018 is the result of a skilful combination of 26 base wines of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Noir that give the finished product a particular profile, pure and sincere, the result of the best expression of the terroir and of the man who he sensed the character and the potential.
The dégorgement takes place in the absence of oxygen, using a unique system in the world, designed and patented by Ca ‘del Bosco. This avoids oxidative shocks and further additions of sulphites, making our Franciacortas purer, more pleasant and longer-lived.
Variety of grapes Chardonnay 76%, Pinot Nero 16%, Pinot Bianco 8%. Vineyards of origin 18 Chardonnay vineyards, with an average age of 31 years, located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca and Passirano. 6 Pinot Nero vineyards, with an average age of 30 years, located in the municipalities of Erbusco and Passirano. 2 Pinot Bianco vineyards with an average age of 29 years, located in the Municipality of Passirano