2017 Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Chardonnay

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Lombardia
Appellation Franciacorta
Winery Ca del Bosco
Vintage 2017
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2021 - 2028
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The best Chardonnay wines traditionally come from French Burgundy. But that this high level can also be achieved elsewhere, Ca'del Bosco proves with this Curtefranco Chardonnay. A flavor cannon that has effortlessly maintained itself in the world top for years. It is not for nothing that connoisseurs praise the complexity and intensity of the flavours, without losing any finesse. Made according to the Burgundian method, ie both fermentation and maturation in wooden barrels of new French oak. The wine matures for eight months on its yeasts, which are stirred into the wine weekly with a stick. This action, called bâtonnage, makes the wine even fuller and rounder. After that, he can rest in the bottle for more than two years. You see, nothing is left to chance to make this special wine. The Curtefranco Chardonnay is so full and rich in taste that it easily beats all Burgundians when it comes to price quality. Enjoy now but can easily keep for years to come in your cellar.

House in the woods, that is Ca'del Bosco. That is exactly what the mother of current owner Maurizio Zanella was looking for more than fifty years ago to escape the bustle of Milan. In the hills west of Brescia there were also some vineyards that the young Maurizio took care of without too much interest. During a study trip in Burgundy, he saw the light of day at the famous Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Heavily impressed, he borrowed money from the bank back home in Lombardy and started making wine at the age of 18. A fairy tale of a little cabin in the woods in the 1960s that grew into one of Italy's most iconic wineries. Ca'del Bosco's Franciacorta sparkling wines are now a famous international brand, which can easily compete with Champagne. But his red and white wines are now also among the top.

Vineyard for 2017 Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Chardonnay

In the area of Franciacorta, between Brescia and Bergamo, near Lake Iseo is the great winery Ca 'del Bosco located. This winery belongs to the absolute top and produces great Franciacorta of such a quality that many renowned champagne houses can draw a tip. In addition to the Franciacorta Brut Cuvee Prestige, Ca 'del Bosco has a whole range of absolute top wines such as the curtefranco rosso and curtefranco bianco, as well as the very scarce Ca' del Bosco Pinéro del Sebino, which is based on pinot noir and is highly recommended. chardonnay de Ca 'del Bosco Chardonnay Terre di Franciacorta DOC.

The mountains and the lake have a beneficial effect on the wine. The soil and the same grape varieties as in champagne ensure that this wine has become a formidable competitor to the well-known champagnes. Bottle aging is done for 25 to 37 months, creating very elegant, internationally appreciated wine. It is a blend of young and reserve wines. Nicely dry and fruity, fresh, sweet, elegant wine with a fine persistent perlage. Ca 'del Bosco is owned by Maurizio Zanella, one of the main producers in the area, if not all of Italy. Zanella played a major role in the Italian wine renaissance of the past decades. Zanella's work led to the Franciacorta area gaining DOCG status in 1995. This status only applies to sparkling wines according to the metodo tradizionale (the way French Champagne is made).

With no less than 30 times the maximum score in the Gambero Rosso, Ca 'Del Bosco is one of the most appreciated and successful wineries in Italy. The company is located in a spectacular modern building, beautifully situated in the hills and surrounded by 160 ha of vineyard. Art plays a major role there. The most modern techniques are used in the cellars.

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Lombardia
Appellation Franciacorta
Winery Ca del Bosco
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2017
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Aged on wood, Round, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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