EDIZIONE 42: THE NEW FACE OF CUVÉE PRESTIGE
Ca’ del Bosco presents Cuvée Prestige Edizione 42, the forty-second interpretation of our multi-vintage label, which will be followed each year by a new Edizione in ascending order. This marks an important step forward, in the name of the culture of wine and in the interest of the final consumer. Our intention is to offer wine lovers an opportunity to impress in their gustatory memory all the different nuances and specificities of each individual interpretation, recognizing the distinctive trait that identifies the profile of each cuvée.
In so doing, year after year, the close connection between nature and its interpreter will be revealed, offering an authentic experience of Ca’ del Bosco’s style and taste.
Cuvée Prestige Edizione is meant to become the quintessential expression of the terroirs of Franciacorta, inspired by the vision of winemaker Stefano Capelli. “A cuvée that is unique, as unique as the rich tapestry of vineyards that Ca’ del Bosco has pieced together over the years. Edizione 42 is an original Franciacorta – fragrant, fresh and complex – that brings together the best qualities of the 139 wines that go into it and were produced from as many as 141 vineyard plots and 4 different vintages from our unique collection of reserve wines”.
The process begins in the vineyards, where the soil is nurtured, safeguarded and put to best use – Ca’ del Bosco owns the vineyards at the highest elevations in Franciacorta, 550 m asl – while fully respecting biodiversity, aided by the application of certified organic farming methods.
Cuvée Prestige Edizione lies at least 25 months on its lees. Importantly, in order to valorize this wine, Ca’ del Bosco limits its “expedition dosage” to 1-2 g/l, thus making it an Extra Brut, as its taste confirms. The result is a Franciacorta with surprising freshness and gustatory balance, very rich in aromatics, according to Ca’ del Bosco’s time-honored style.
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This new “identity” will also be shared by Cuvée Prestige Rosé, which from April 2021 will make its series debut with Edizione 43.
Time is our best ally – the first Cuvée Prestige Edizione RS
All the Franciacortas made at Ca’ del Bosco have a guaranteed aging potential.
Aging and constant tastings have taught us how important it is to give the Cuvée Prestige an identity of its own.
Ca’ del Bosco will offer a small group of wine lovers an extraordinary experience, revealing some significant interpretations. A journey back in time to enjoy wines that have remained in contact with their lees for a minimum of 10 years.
On the labels of these exceptional wines Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige Edizione will bear the title of “RS”, i.e.“Recentemente Sboccato” (recently disgorged).
These are striking, emotion-laden wines that convey the know-how behind the methodology, combined with the magic of passing
time. RS is a statement that reasserts Ca’ del Bosco’s full expressive potential.
In November 2020, a new pack will be released, containing the first-ever vertical of 5 different Edizione RS: no. 34 (3 bottles), no. 33 (3 bottles), no. 32 (1 bottle), no. 31 (1 bottle) and no. 30 (1 bottle), the last being the first Cuvée Prestige ever marketed, back in 2007. All the bottles were disgorged in the summer of 2020, respectively after 10 years for no. 34, all the way to 15 years of aging on the lees for no. 30.
Il will be like opening a treasure chest and reliving memories with the same intensity as long ago, but with a new awareness.
From 2021 on, a new Edizione RS three-bottle box will be released every year.