The CA ‘DEL BOSCO Vintage Collection Satèn Franciacorta Millesimato Brut 2018 possesses the femininity and finesse of silk. A Franciacorta inspired by the delicacy of only the white grapes that compose it and which return creaminess and softness.
Made for the first time in 1978 with the name Crèmant, it represents a special interpretation of a Franciacorta with only Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco grapes. In 1990 it took the name of Franciacorta Satèn Millesimato. Since the 2008 vintage, Ca ‘del Bosco has decided to reinterpret the Satèn, the Dosage Zéro 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 Satèn 2018 is the result of a skilful combination of 15 base wines of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. The addition of sugars in smaller quantities than other Franciacortas gives it creaminess and a particular profile, elegant and soft, further strengthened by a long aging in bottle. 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.
Grape varieties: Chardonnay 85%, Pinot Bianco 15%. Vineyards of origin 13 Chardonnay vineyards with an average age of 32 years, located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca and Passirano. 2 Pinot Bianco vineyards with an average age of 29 years, located in the Municipality of Passirano