Grapes: 100% 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 70 q/ha
Harvest: Manual, selection of only healthy, perfectly ripe clusters, picked into small, aerated crates
Harvest period: First half of August
Vinification: The grapes are pressed, and the must is limited to 50%. This free-run must is fermented with cultured yeasts at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C, 90% in concrete vats and 10% in used oak barrels
Reserve wine: Only wine of the current vintage is used.
Tirage: In spring following harvest
Maturation: Minimum 24 months sur lie in the bottle, then a further 3 months following disgorging.
Dosage: Brut Nature style, with no added sugar; topped up with same wine
Appearance: Straw yellow with pale green highlights
Bouquet: Impressions of spring wildflowers and tropical fruit, lifted by pungent notes of wild herbs
Palate: Delicate, elegant fruit, judicious balance between crisp acidity and smooth mouthfeel, with continuation of wildflowers and hints of yeasty petits fours