Franciacorta Ris. Dosage Zero 750ml 2018


(€81.33 / L)

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Vintage Collection Dosage Zéro 2018
Denomination: Franciacorta Millesimato.
Grape varieties: Chardonnay 76%, Pinot Noir 16%, Pinot Blanc 8%.
Original vineyards: 18 Chardonnay vines, average age 31 years, located in the communes of Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca and Passirano. 6 Pinot
Nero vines, with an average age of 30 years, located in the municipalities of Erbusco and Passirano. 2 Pinot Bianco vines with an average age of 29 years, located in the
municipality of Passirano.
Harvest: 2018. Very cold winter: February with snow and minimum temperatures as low as -7°C. With the onset of spring, the weather remained cold and damp and the
vines began budding about ten days later than usual. From mid-April, an abnormal rise in temperatures to 29°C favoured abundant flower fertilisation. With the arrival of May,
however, the rain returned. It was only from 15 July that the real summer was seen, which continued until 25 August with temperatures up to above average, with almost
torrid heat in August. The much-desired summer rain arrived in the third ten days of August and met the water requirements of the vines. The harvest that began on 13
August gave us a vintage characterised by a very generous nature, well managed by thinning, with beautiful, healthy and perfectly ripened grapes.
Average yield per hectare: 8,300 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,570 litres of wine (yield
in wine: 43%)
Vinification: Franciacorta Vintage Collection wines are the fruit of careful grape selection and skilful vinification conducted in full respect of the Ca' del Bosco Method. The
grapes, freshly hand-picked into small crates, are graded and cooled. Each bunch of grapes is selected by expert eyes and hands, to then benefit from exclusive 'grape
spas'. A special system washes and whirlpools the bunches, using three soaking tubs and a drying tunnel. After crushing in the absence of oxygen, all the musts of the
base wines ferment in small oak barrels. In order to seek maximum aromatic complexity and expressive power, without losing elegance, the barrel elevage lasts only 5
months. A pair of flying tanks allows the wine to be transferred by gravity from the small barrels to the ageing tanks. After 7 months from the harvest, the cuvée is created.
The 2018 Vintage Collection Dosage Zéro is the result of a skilful blending of 26 base wines of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir that give the finished product a
particular profile, pure and sincere, the fruit of the best expression of the terroir and of the man who intuited its character and potential. Dégorgement takes place in the
absence of oxygen, using a unique system, invented and patented by Ca' del Bosco. This avoids oxidative shocks and further additions of sulphites, making our
Franciacorta wines purer, more pleasant and longer-lived. Finally, each packaged bottle is uniquely marked to ensure traceability.
Draught: May 2019.
Ageing on yeasts: Average duration 48 months.
Taste: Dosage Zéro.
Dosage at disgorgement: No addition of liqueur.
Analytical data at disgorgement
Alcohol: 12.5% Vol; pH: 3.07; Total Acidity: 6.10 grams/litre;
Volatile acidity: 0.25 grams/litre.
Total sulphur dioxide less than 56 milligrams/litre
(maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams/litre).
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