FRANCIACORTA RISERVA DOSAGGIO ZERO
GIOVANNI CAVALLERI 2008
Some vintages give us wines that we struggle to understand:
non conventional aromatic profile and intricate taste make the evolutionary development of the harvest inscrutable.
And than vintage like 2008 comes.
Right from the moment of pressing the chardonnay grapes of our oldest vineyard, we began to be impressed by something that we immediately felt was out of the ordinary.
Eleven years have passed since then, during which we continuously questioned the bottles in the cellar, divided between the desire to prove and share the accurancy of our intuition and the awareness that a full stay on the lees would have allowed this exceptional cuveè to sublimate itself to become our “Collezione Esclusiva Giovanni Cavalleri”.
Today, finally, illuminated by its radiant and winking yellow we smell its natural fragrance of fruit and , in a rippling effervescence background, we bask in its placid taste of ripe grapes .
FIRTS YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1983
NUMBER OF BOTTLES PRODUCED 6.000 bottles (0,75 lt)
GRAPE VARIETY Chardonnay
VINTAGE PERIOD First week of September
AVERAGE VINEYARD PRODUCTION 7000Kg/Hectare
VINIFICATION YELD 45% (45lt of wine from every 100kg of grapes)
BLENDING chardonnay (100%) from harvest 2008, fermentation and aging in stainless steel (70%), 35 hl large oak barrell (22%) and old barriques (8%).
TIRAGE April 2009
YEAST AGING 9 years
RIDDLING 4 weeks, handmade
DISGORGING April 2018
ALCOHOL 13% vol
DOSAGE 0 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY 7,7 g/l
TOTAL SULFUR DIOXIDE 49 mg/l