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Vintage Collection Satèn

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.

Data sheet

2013

Designation
Franciacorta Satèn Millesimato.

Grape varieties
Chardonnay 85%, Pinot Bianco 15%.

Vineyards of provenance

14 Chardonnay vineyards planted an average of 34 years ago located in the
municipalities of Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca and
Passirano.
2 Pinot Bianco vineyards planted an average of 26 years ago located in the
municipality of Passirano.

Harvest period
Last ten days of August 2013.

Average yield per hectare
7,500 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,220 litres of wine (must-to-fruit
ratio 43%).

Vinification
Franciacorta 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 2013
is obtained from a skilful blend of 16 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.

Tirage
April 2014.

Maturation sur lies
For an average of 48 months.

Dosage at disgorgement
Equivalent to 2.0 grams of sugar per litre - “Brut”.

Analytical data at disgorgement
Alcohol 12.5% Vol.; pH 3.02; Total Acidity 6.10 grams/litre;
Volatile Acidity 0.31 grams/litre.

Sulphites
Total Sulphur Dioxide less than 49 milligrams/litre
(maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams/litre).