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Ca del Bosco Franciacorta Brut Millesimato DOCG 2009 (Lombardy, Italy) - [RP 92+] [WE 91] [WS 90]
Ca del Bosco Franciacorta Brut Millesimato DOCG 2009 (Lombardy, Italy) - [RP 92+] [WE 91] [WS 90]


 
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Winery: Ca del Bosco
Varietal: 55% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Bianco, 30% Pinot Nero
Region: Lombardy, Italy
Vintage: 2009
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: CADELBOSCOBRUT09-W
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6-PACK PRICE = $74.97 per bottle (add 6+ quantity to your basket)
CASE PRICE = $69.97 per bottle (add 12+ quantity to your basket)
Notes from the Winemaker:

Vineyards of provenance
16 Chardonnay vineyards planted an average of 30 years ago located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca and Passirano.

Vinification
Franciacorta Vintage Collection is obtained from meticulously selected grapes skilfully vinified in full compliance with the Metodo Ca’ del Bosco. As soon as the grapes are picked, using small cases, they are graded and chilled. Each bunch is selected by experienced eyes before visiting our “berry spa”, an exclusive bunch washing and jet spray system that incorporates three soaking vats and a drying tunnel. After crushing in the absence of oxygen, all the musts for base wines ferment in small oak casks. Barrel maturation lasts for just five months to coax out maximum aromatic complexity and expressive power without jeopardising elegance. A pair of flying tanks enables the wines to be gravity-racked from the small oak casks into maturation tanks. Seven months after the harvest, it is time to create the cuvée. Vintage Collection Brut 2009 is a masterly blend of 26 Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero base wines that imbue the final product with its uniquely rich, complex sensory profile. The higher proportion of Pinot Nero brings structure and nobility of character, which are further enhanced by leisurely ageing in bottle. Disgorgement takes place in the absence of oxygen using a unique system designed and patented by Ca’ del Bosco. The procedure avoids oxidative stress or the need for additional sulphites, making Ca’ del Bosco Franciacortas purer, more appealing and longer lived. Finally, every bottle is given an individual marking to ensure its traceability.

Grape varieties: Chardonnay 55%, Pinot Bianco 15%, Pinot Nero 30%.
Maturation sur lies: For an average of 48 months.
Dosage at disgorgement: Equivalent to 2.5 grams of sugar per litre.
Analitycal data at disgorgement: Alcohol: 12.5% Vol.; pH 3.00; Total Acidity 6.15 grams/litre; Volatile Acidity 0.35 grams/litre.
Sulphites: Total Sulphur Dioxide less than 50 milligrams/litre (maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams/litre).

Ratings & Reviews

92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2009 Franciacorta Millesimato Vintage Collection Brut (disgorged in the spring of 2013) is comprised of 55% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Bianco and 30% Pinot Nero. This classic Franciacorta from the fruit-forward 2009 vintage opens to opulent apricot and peach with plenty of toasted nut and butter brioche at the back. The wine shows a luminous golden hue and fine, persistent perlage that doesn’t diminish in intensity even as the wine warms in the glass. The best part, however, is the length this wine shows on the finish and its exceptionally silky mouthfeel. A tart hint of crushed mineral adds even more dimension. Drink: 2014-2019." - Monica Larner (Dec 2013)

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Fragrant and floral, this blend of 55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero and 15% Pinot Bianco offers aromas of lemon blossom, white flowers and toasted almond. The palate shows an impressive depth of flavors, including yellow apple, lemon cream pie and peach alongside an elegant mousse. The creamy flavors are brightened by lively acidity."

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A refined yet expressive version, offering ripe apricot and blackberry fruit and rich accents of pastry dough, cream, honey, lemon preserves and grated coconut. Lively and focused, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2019. 120 cases imported." - AN (Dec 31, 2014)


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