Back to list

Annamaria Clementi Rosé

Harmony. A whispered sound. A hue hinted at. The perception of a fragrance. Perfection melds with subtlety in the balanced shades of a Franciacorta Rosé from Pinot Nero grapes only, shaped by hands that knew exactly when to separate the must from the skins during maceration. A moment caught to obtain the peerless deep pink hue before seven years of patient maturation coaxed out an aroma-laden bouquet of sublime finesse. Supreme balance on the palate, a unique shade of pink and a perlage of the tiniest bubbles. Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Rosé, a rare example of poise and excellence, is dedicated to the woman who founded Ca' del Bosco.

Data sheet

2013

Designation
Franciacorta Rosé Riserva.

Grape varieties
Pinot Nero 100%.

Vineyards of provenance
3 Pinot Noir vineyards planted an average of 33 years ago located in the municipality of Erbusco.

Harvest
2013. Winter with frequent snowfall, but rather mild. Rainy and very cold spring. Early stages of the vine cycle marked by these weather obstacles: late sprouting and reduced gem fertility. Flowering took place at the beginning of June, always accompanied by unfavourable weather conditions. From mid-April until the second ten days of June, it rained every two days, but with the arrival of summer, the weather changed radically and went to the extremes of recent years, with highs of almost 40 degrees. At regular intervals, thunderstorms arrived to quench the thirst of the vines. When the grapes were ready for harvesting, after mid-August, a heavy rainstorm heavily marked the vintage. After many years, we saw grey mould again, which made it necessary to sort the grapes both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Never before has our grape sorting and washing equipment been as crucial as it has been this year in changing the face of this vintage, which appears to be difficult, but which we have made excellent.
The harvest took place on 26 August with an average yield per hectare of 7.700 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3.460 litres of wine (wine yield: 45%).

Vinification
The Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Rosé is the ultimate expression of pure Pinot Noir vinified in pink, in the Ca’ del Bosco style. In accordance with our winemaking method, the grapes are harvested by hand in small crates, promptly codified and cooled in cold rooms. Each bunch is selected by expert eyes and hands, and then benefits from our exclusive “ grape spa “. A special system of washing and hydromassage of the grapes, using three soaking tubs and a system for complete drying. For the destemming process,
the grapes are transferred over the tank and then fall into it by gravity. This eliminates the traditional pumping systems, which cause the skins to break and develop undesirable herbaceous notes. This is followed by a brief maceration of the grapes at a temperature of 14°C in order to obtain that particular intense pink colour and that aromatic profile of extreme finesse and harmony that will characterize the Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Rosé in the bottle. All the vinification phases of the different base wines take place in small oak barrels made from selected woods and matured for at least 3 years and stored in deep, cool underground cellars. Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation and barrel aging last a total of 8 months. The Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Rosé is born from the art of blending base wines from the 3 historic vineyards by selecting only the wine from the best barrels. It is drawn off by gravity and a pair of flying tanks transfers it from the barrels to the blending tank. It takes at least a further 8 years of ageing on the lees to achieve the olfactory harmony and excellent taste balance that make Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Rosé a supreme Franciacorta. Dégorgement takes place in the absence of oxygen, using a unique system invented and licensed by Ca’ del Bosco. This avoids oxidative shocks and further additions of sulphites and makes our Franciacorta wines purer, more pleasant and longer-lived. Lastly, each packaged bottle is uniquely marked to ensure traceability.

Tirage
April 1st, 2014.

Maturation sur lies
For an average of 8 years.

Dosage at disgorgement
Equivalent to 1,0 g/L - Extra Brut.

Analytical data at disgorgement
Alcohol 12,80% Vol.; pH 3,03; Total Acidity 5,80 g/L; Volatile Acidity 0,27 g/L.

Sulphites
Total Sulphur Dioxide less than 39 mg/L (maximum legal limit: 185 mg/L).