Grapes: 70% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Blanc
Vineyard: The grapes are grown exclusively in the
Mirabella vineyard, in the town of Paderno Franciacorta
Vineyard layout: Sylvoz at 3,000 vines/ha.
Average vine age: 41 years
Vineyard yield: Not exceeding 60 q/ha
Harvest: Manual, selection of only healthy, perfectly ripe clusters, picked into small, aerated crates
Harvest period: First half of August, beginning with
Pinot Blanc, then Pinot Noir, and concluding withChardonnay
Vinification: The three grape varieties are pressed individually within 3 hours of harvest, and the must is limited to 50%. This free-run must is fermented with cultured yeasts at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C, 80% in concrete vats and 20% in used oak barrels.
Reserve wine: Only wine of the current vintage is used.
Tirage: In spring following harvest
Maturation: Minimum 60 months sur lie in the bottle, then a further 6 months following disgorging.
Dosage: Brut Nature style, with no added sugar; topped up with same wine
Appearance: Intense straw yellow, with vibrant golden highlights
Bouquet: Fresh-baked bread and yeast meld with apricot, yellow peach, and spring wildflowers, along with tasty citrus
Palate: Emphatic, dry and clean, with lengthy finish. Overall, shows impressive balance, proportion, and elegance