2017 Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Corte del Lupo Bianco
The best Chardonnay wines are traditionally from the French Burgundy. But Ca'del Bosco proves that this high level can also be achieved elsewhere with this Curtefranco Chardonnay Corte del Lupo. The apple cation for this Chardonnay is Curtefranco, which has a lot in common in terms of soil with that of Burgundy
The Corte del Lupo is a blend of Chardonnay 80%, Pinot Bianco 20% coming from vineyards of an average of 30 years located in the municipality of Erbusco, Cazzago San Martino and the municipality of Passirano. The grapes are harvested in the last week of August. only the most beautiful fruit is used for the Lupo and the yield is (consciously) low and around 6000 kg per hectare. The remaining (lesser) fruit is sold.
The Corte del Lupo Bianco is a white wine in the style of Ca 'del Bosco. The perfect marriage: the scent of Chardonnay grapes and the elegance of Pinot Bianco. In accordance with the Ca 'del Bosco method, the grapes are picked by hand and placed in small crates on which a code is stamped immediately, just before they are allowed to arrive in the cold store of the fright. Only the free-flowing juice is used for this wine, of which about 1/4 is aged in small oak barrels, used the year before for the Chardonnay. The remaining must is fermented in steel barrels. After 6 months of aging on their lees, without malolactic fermentation, the chardonnay and pinot blanc are blended. The wine is then bottled in the most natural way in gravity. No sulfites are added at this stage to ensure integrity and health. Finally, each bottle is marked with a unique code to guarantee traceability. Nice light straw yellow in the glass with in the nose a pallet of scents including some apple (green), white flowers, citrus. In the mouth these flavors are also reflected and the elegance is particularly striking. Very light wood, beautiful acids and mineral. Again a beautiful wine from Ca'del Bosco.
House in the forest, that means 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 young Maurizio took care of without much interest. During a study trip in Burgundy he saw the light at the famous Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Heavily impressed, he borrowed money from the bank at home in Lombardy and started making wine at the age of 18. A fairy tale of a small hut in the forest in the 60s that grew into one of Italy's most striking wine companies. Ca'del Bosco's Franciacorta sparkling wines are now a famous international brand that can easily compete with Champagne. But his red and white wines are now also among the best.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Winery||Ca del Bosco|
|Drinking as of||2019|
|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|