Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Zero Dosage Noir Italian Wines

£103.70

Built around a fine, acidic framework, this cuvée offers pure flavours of kumquats, passion fruit and pastry. The palate is well-balanced, with a delicate mousse and although it is light in body it is full of character.

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Features
Producer
Ca’ del Bosco
Type of drink
White Wine
Size
75cl
Ingredients
65% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Noir, 13% Pinot Bianco
Region
Franciacorta
Country
Italy
Production
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Alcohol
12.5%
Vintage
2009
The Artisan Winery
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Camille Berry is the in-house Sommelier for The Artisan Winery. Food and wine writer Camille Berry began her career as a sommelier, working for a variety of esteemed restaurants including Hakkasan San Francisco, and Chef Charlie Palmer's Burritt Room + Tavern, where she oversaw the wine program. She has helped develop dynamic wine lists, cocktail programmes, spoken on panels, and worked as a wine educator.

During the course of her career, Camille has earned various wine accreditations including the WSET Level 3 Advanced Award in wines, Certified Sommelier, from the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well as Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators, and continues to educate herself further in the world of wine. She has twice competed in the Western Regionals for TopNewSomm: a professional sommelier competition for under-30s and in the Chaine de Rotisseurs' Best Young Sommelier Competition. As a writer, she shares her passion and know-how within the food and beverage sphere through her articles. Camille contributes to publications such as Food and Wine, Prevention, Experience Life, and Taste of Home, in addition to various wine and food-focused websites. She also works as a wine consultant, recipe developer, and copywriter for several world-renowned wineries.

Producer

Ca’ del Bosco, meaning the “house in the wood”, was conceived in 1965 when Annamaria Clementi bought a small hillside house in Erbusco with five hectares of land attached. By 1968, the first vineyards were planted and in 1972 the first still wine was produced, followed by the first sparkling wine, released in 1978. In the following forty years, under the guidance of Annamaria’s son Maurizio Zanella, Ca’ del Bosco has earned its reputation as the leading producer in Franciacorta, an appellation that Zanella himself has championed through his tireless work as the president of the Consorzio.

Vineyard

Grapes are sourced from a range of vineyards with average ages of between twenty-six and thirty-three years, in the provinces of Erbusco, Adro, Cazzago San Martino, Corte Franca, Iseo and Passirano. The grapes were hand-harvested at the end of August.

Winery

After picking, the grapes are chilled and then go through a three stage cleaning and drying process before crushing.The must then undergoes alcoholic fermentation in oak casks and the base wines are aged for five months, before blending. The resulting cuvée then undergoes secondary fermentation in bottle and maturation on its lees for forty-eight months, before being disgorged using a patented technique, in the absence of oxygen and without dosage.

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