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Cuvée Annamaria Clementi

Absolute. In other words, no limits, a constantly evolving value. Like the exclusive commitment needed to make this Franciacorta dedicated to Annamaria Clementi, founder of Ca' del Bosco and Maurizio Zanella's mother. No compromises, no concessions. Only the finest grapes from the various crus are earmarked for this icon wine. And only in the finest years. Meticulous vinification and very lengthy bottle refinement  at least seven years on yeasts. This is how a great wine is created, unique, magnificently golden and with ultra-fine perlage. Extraordinarily complex bouquet, exceptionally full and persistent taste. An absolute Franciacorta.

Data sheet


Franciacorta Riserva.

Grape varieties
Chardonnay 55%, Pinot Bianco 25%, Pinot Nero 20%.

Vineyards of provenance
15 Chardonnay vineyards planted an average of 34 years ago located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Adro, Corte Franca, Iseo and Passirano. 2 Pinot Bianco vineyards planted an average of 23 years ago located in the municipality of Passirano. 8 Pinot Nero vineyards planted an average of 29 years ago located in the municipalities of Erbusco, Iseo and Passirano.

Harvest period
Last ten days of August 2006.

Average yield per hectare
7,200 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 2,800 litres of wine (must-to-fruit ratio 39%).

Cuvée Annamaria Clementi is the product of an unremitting quest for excellence in vineyard and cellar. The base wines are obtained exclusively from first-pressing musts. Alcoholic fermentation takes place only in small oak casks, made from selected wood seasoned for at least three years. The wine remains on its own lees for six more months, during which time malolactic fermentation is completed. No compromises and no concessions. Only wine from the best barrels of the 25 base wines is drawn off to go into Cuvée Annamaria Clementi. A pair of flying tanks transfers the wine by gravity flow from the barrels to the blending tank. Unhurried lees contact continues for more than seven years to shape the wine’s unique sensory profile. An absolute Franciacorta. 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.

April 2007.

Maturation sur lies
8 years and 3 months.

Dosage at disgorgement
Equivalent to 1.0 grams of sugar per litre.

Analitycal data at disgorgement
Alcohol 12.5% Vol.; pH 3.02; Total Acidity 6.10 grams/litre; Volatile Acidity 0.40 grams/litre.

Total Sulphur Dioxide less than 50 milligrams/litre (maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams/litre)