Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut 2013

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FRANCIACORTA

DOCG – Brut

Chardonnay 80%, Pinot Nero 10%, Pinot Bianco 10%

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Description

Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta

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This is a lively brut, full of fragrance, tending to smoothness and an accessible sensory language, with a balanced and versatile style. In the glass, it is yellow in colour with greenish reflections, enlivened by a fine and persistent pérlage. The nose is fresh, with floral notes of lime, shades of citrus, white peach and green pepper. The mouth is tight and crisp, fresh and vertical, full-bodied, refined and with a lingering very enjoyable finish.

Grapes: Chardonnay 80%, Pinot Nero 10%, Pinot Bianco 10%

Origin: Mix of vocational units in the Franciacorta

Cultivation systems: Guyot -- Casarsa

Plant density: 3000 -- 5000 vines per hectare

Yield: 95 quintals of grape per hectare

Wine yield: 60% or 57 hl per hectare

The average age of vines: 18 years

Harvest period: Late August, early September

Vinification: Soft pressing/ Cold settling/ Inoculation with selected yeast /Fermentation of 20 days in stainless steel /Partial malolactic fermentation

First ageing: 7 months, partly in steel and partly in barrique

Stabilisation: Cold static

Bottling (draft): May

Ageing on the lees: From 20 to 26 months

Disgorgement: From December

Ageing after disgorgement: 3 -- 4 months

Dosage: 6 grams per litre

 

 

Additional information

bottle | case (5% discount)

bottle, case (5% discount)

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