Femininity. Smooth, luxurious, ripe, soft, rounded. Evokes the enchanting sensuality of the woman of one's heart. One of those wines that thrill the senses. Satèn, with the femininity and elegance of silk, is a special interpretation of a Franciacorta: a felicitous marriage of white grapes only. And a little secret: during tirage, when sugars and yeasts are added to initiate second fermentation in the bottle, Satèn is given less sugar. Finally, lengthy refinement enhances gentle elegance in every single bottle. Delicious as an aperitif and excellent as a conversation wine.DESIGNATIONFranciacorta Satèn Millesimato.GRAPE VARIETIESChardonnay 85%, Pinot Bianco 15%.VINEYARDS OF PROVENANCE16 Chardonnay vineyards planted an average of 31 years ago located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca and Passirano.2 Pinot Bianco vineyards planted an average of 27 years ago located in the municipality of Passirano.HARVEST PERIODSecond ten days of August 2015.AVERAGE YIELD PER HECTARE8,200 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,530 litres of wine (must-to-fruit ratio 43%).VINIFICATIONFranciacorta 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 Satèn 2014 is obtained from a skilful blend of 18 Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco base wines. Less sugar is added than for other Franciacortas, giving the wine a creamy mouthfeel and a particularly soft, elegant sensory profile that is further enhanced by leisurely bottle ageing. 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.TIRAGEApril 2016.MATURATION SUR LIESFor an average of 48 months.DOSAGE AT DISGORGEMENTEquivalent to 0,5 grams of sugar per litre - “Brut”.ANALYTICAL DATA AT DISGORGEMENTAlcohol 12.8% Vol.; pH 3.08; Total Acidity 6.00 grams/litre; Volatile Acidity 0.35 grams/litre.SULPHITESTotal Sulphur Dioxide less than 51 milligrams/litre (maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams/litre).