Grapes: 60% Chardonnay, 30% 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 with Chardonnay
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, 70% in concrete vats and 30% in used oak barrels
Reserve wine: Only wine of the current vintage is used.
Tirage: In spring following harvest
Maturation: Minimum 85 months sur lie in the bottle, then a further 6 months following disgorging.
Dosage: Zero dosage, with no added sugar; topped up with same wine
Appearance: Extremely lumous deep gold with antique gold highlights
Bouquet: Very rich, with fragrant notes of honey, bread yeast, vanilla, and tropical fruit
Palate: Dry and clean, yet velvety smooth as well, thanks to contributon of yeast cells during its lengthy maturation. Near-endless aroma-rich finish