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Ca' del Bosco Maurizio Zanella Rosso 2018

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Ca' del Bosco Maurizio Zanella Rosso 2018

  • Country- Italy
  • Region- Burgundy
  • Case size 6/ 75cl
  • Producer- Ca' del Bosco
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc
  • Fermented aging In small oak casks
  • Bottle aging 1 year and 7 months
  • Abv 13.5%
  • The Franciacorta red and also a classic of Ca’ del Bosco. 
A wine with a distinctive character, the fruit of a historic legacy, valorized and reinterpreted in a contemporary key.

Analytical data

dry

1.3 g/l residual sugar
4.6 g/l acidity
3.57 pH

With this wine, Ca’ del Bosco intended to rediscover and re-establish a traditional red grape blend of the area, with a preference once again for Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Carménère over Cabernet Sauvignon. A journey into the past to exalt the personality and fruitiness of Merlot, the elegance of Cabernet Franc, and the roundness of Carménère. Cabernet Sauvignon is there to provide the
much-needed backbone and thus impart balance and longevity. Two years are necessary for this wine to strike the right match between harmony on the nose and balance on the palate. This wine is the product of accurate grape sorting and expert winemaking, in full compliance with the Ca’ del Bosco Method. The grapes are hand-picked in 10 different vineyards, where they are placed in small crates
on which a code is immediately stamped, just before they are cold-stored. Each bunch is selected by expert eyes and hands and then goes through our exclusive “berry spa,” a special whirlpool-like wash for grape bunches, consisting of three soaking tanks, followed by thorough drying. Then the clusters are transported over the maceration vat, where they are destemmed, allowing the berries to naturally fall into vat. This eliminates the need for traditional pumping systems, which cause the skins to break and develop unwanted herbaceous hints. In the 2020 vintage, skin contact lasted 20 days for Merlot and Carménère, and 21 days for Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration were controlled by accurately managing temperature and punching down the grape cap several times. The mass was mixed daily, using a pair of elevator tanks, with the wine on the bottom of the vat drawn off by gravity. The tanks, known as flying tanks, take the wine up to the top of the vat and pour it back in forcefully to submerge the “cap”. Nothing is more natural and effective than gently extracting color and tannins. The wine is finally drawn off and, while still warm, it is placed in small oak barrels. Only after malolactic fermentation – in mid-winter – is the wine racked and assembled into different product lots. The “Corte del Lupo Rosso” is thus created, and will continue aging in oak and stainless steel for approximately 24 months, followed by gravity bottling, which is done most naturally: thanks to our innovative long-nozzle filling tubes, the wine will rise from the bottom without lamination or shaking, and will not suffer from oxidative stress. No sulfites are added at this stage, to guarantee integrity and wholesomeness. Finally, each bottle is marked with a unique code, to ensure traceability.

More Information
CountryItaly
Vintage2018
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

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. Although their vineyard holdings have grown, attention to detail remains a constant, even down to diligently washing the grapes on arrival at the winery. Whilst they are now best known for their benchmark sparkling wines, they take as much pride in the production of their still wines, a stellar Chardonnay and a brace of reds made using Bordeaux varieties.

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