Precision. Like the harmonious notes of a complex orchestral score, every stage of production has to be perfectly timed. Vintage Collection Dosage Zéro has no added liqueur d'expédition (the dosing syrup added in minimal amounts to the other Franciacortas during degorging). A pure, sincere Franciacorta, fruit of the finest expression of its extraordinary terroir and of the man who intuited its character and potential. Destined for the connoisseurs who love this style. An excellent aperitif, the optimal match for shellfish and raw fish.
Chardonnay 65%, Pinot Bianco 13%, Pinot Nero 22%
VINEYARDS OF PROVENANCE
18 Chardonnay vineyards planted an average of 32 years ago located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca and Passirano.
3 Pinot Bianco vineyards planted an average of 28 years ago located in the municipality of Passirano.
7 Pinot Nero vineyards planted an average of 30 years ago located in the municipalities of Erbusco and Passirano.
Third ten days of August 2016.
AVERAGE YIELD PER HECTARE
8,000 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,440 litres of wine obtained only by
free run juice (must-to-fruit ratio 43%).
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 Dosage Zéro 2016 is a masterly blend of 28 Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero base wines that imbue the final product with its uniquely sincere sensory profile, a superb expression of the territory and the growers who perceived its force and potential. 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.
MATURATION SUR LIES
For an average of 48 months.
DOSAGE AT DISGORGEMENT
No added liqueur - “Dosage Zéro”.
ANALYTICAL DATA AT DISGORGEMENT
Alcohol 12.9% Vol.; pH 3.08; Total Acidity 6.10 grams/litre; Volatile Acidity 0.25 grams/litre.
Total Sulphur Dioxide less than 58 milligrams/litre
(maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams/litre).