Ca’ del Bosco today is a leading company in the Franciacorta area, as well as being an important point of reference for the entire Italian and international wine scene. Its birth dates back to the 1960s, when Annamaria Clementi Zanella acquired a small house with woods and vineyards in the municipality of Erbusco. His son Maurizio Zanella, in the wake of the birth of sparkling Franciacorta, immediately identified the characteristics suited to the vineyards and the area for that type of production, and organized the small structure so that over the next few years it was quickly transformed into one of the most modern and dynamic Italian wineries. Today the structure can count among its vineyards over 200 hectares, among those owned and rented, where the quality and every single detail of the production process are very much taken care of; many cuvées are produced which can also boast a very high longevity.
It is produced according to the so-called methode champenoise or classic method, a method in which the wine substantially undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it shares with the rest of the wines) takes place in vats for fermentation; the second instead takes place directly in the bottle and ensures that during this second procedure, thanks to particular yeasts, the wine also develops carbon dioxide (which will then give life to the famous bubbles when uncorked). The product then ages on its lees for about 28 months.
Golden yellow color with very fine and persistent perlage. On the nose notes of golden apple, pear, candied citrus fruits, melted butter, pastry and toasted hazelnut, with a background of chalky minerality. On the palate it is creamy, broad, fine and enveloping, with a marked freshness and a decisive note on the finish. Intense persistence with an elegant aftertaste.
Highly recommended for special toasts alone or with special people. In excellent combination with important and tasty dishes, or tendentially greasy. Perfect as a meditation wine.