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Aptitude. Chardonnay, a white grape of French origin, is the most famous of the international grown-everywhere varieties because it gives its best wherever, retaining features that make it recognizable. Right from the first vintages this wine was praised by international critics who continue to consider it a reference for the finest Italian enology. Brightly hued, intensely scented, underscored with a hint of vanilla and a characteristic note of hazelnut. Its taste is full and rotund and its organoleptic structure is so intense as to be comparable to a red, yet it lingers in your senses for its extraordinary finesse.

Data sheet


Curtefranca Bianco D.O.C.

Grape varieties
Chardonnay 100%.

Vineyards of provenance
Five Chardonnay vineyards planted an average of 32 years ago located
in the municipalities of Erbusco and Corte Franca.

Harvest period
First ten days of September 2016.

Average yield per hectare
6,400 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,650 litres of wine (must-to-fruit
ratio 57%).

Ca’ del Bosco Chardonnay embodies the territory’s vocation for coaxing
out the nuances of the variety, and the winemaker’s skill in transforming
them into a great wine. It is obtained from meticulously selected grapes
skilfully vinified in full compliance with the Metodo Ca’ del Bosco. Grapes
from five superior vineyards are picked, using small cases, and then graded
and chilled. Each bunch is selected by experienced cellar staff before
visiting our “berry spa”, an exclusive air-bubble bunch-washing system that
incorporates three soaking vats and a drying tunnel. After pressing in the
absence of oxygen, only the best must from the first fraction is transferred
for alcoholic fermentation in small oak casks, made from selected wood
seasoned for three years. The wine remains on its own lees for nine
more months, during which time malolactic fermentation is completed.
“Bâtonnage”, or lees stirring, is carried out every week to bring the wine
to a peak of harmony on the nose and complexity on the palate. Later, the
various parcels are blended and the wine is bottled naturally by gravity
flow. Innovative bottling systems ensure that the wine is not subjected to
oxidative stress or disturbance, and that no further sulphites are added.
Integrity and healthfulness are guaranteed. Finally, every bottle is given
an individual marking to ensure its traceability.

29th June 2017.

Bottle ageing
Three years and five months.

Data at bottling
Alcohol 13% Vol.; pH 3.13; Total Acidity 5.00 grams/litre;
Volatile Acidity 0.27 grams/litre.

Total Sulphur Dioxide less than 51 milligrams/litre
(maximum legal limit: 200 milligrams/litre).