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Franciacorta Brut Satèn

91

JS

Biologico
Da Regalare
Vino premiato
Contadi Castaldi
Vintage: 2016
Location: Lombardy, Adro (BS)
86
£ 30.50 £ 23.90 -22%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 31.87/lt.)
cod. 5644

Like the finest silk

What: Pure Chardonnay for an elegant sparkling wine
Why: For those who like their bubbles not too aggressive
Perfect with: Aperitifs and raw fish

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
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Franciacorta Brut Satèn

Contadi Castaldi
Vintage: 2016
Location: Lombardy, Adro (BS)

91

James Suckling


£ 30.50 £ 23.90 -22%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 31.87/lt.)
cod. 5644

Like the finest silk

What: Pure Chardonnay for an elegant sparkling wine
Why: For those who like their bubbles not too aggressive
Perfect with: Aperitifs and raw fish

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

Franciacorta Brut Satèn - Contadi Castaldi

Satèn is a word invented by producers from Franciacorta to describe Blanc de Blancs sparkling wines, that is produced exclusively with white berried grapes, and characterized by a slightly lower pressure in the bottle than usual. The most special Franciacorta wines are born from the encounter of elegant and perfumed wines derived from Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco grapes, and more subtle and less aggressive bubbles in the mouth. This innovative style was born thanks to the intuition and experimentation of a few visionary wineries in the Brescia area. Among this Contadi Castaldi that, since then, has made this Satèn one of the top products of its range. Pure Chardonnay grapes harvested at full maturity, this Franciacorta is aged on the lees for over three years. A necessary time for it to reach the right complexity and the desired richness. In the glass it is a classic bright straw yellow colour, enhanced by a fine and persistent perlage. The nose is fresh and elegant, with notes of flowers, citrus and especially typical bread crust. In the mouth it is soft but not sweet. Fresh but not overly acidic. A pleasant wine and well balanced in all its parts.

Founded in 1991, Contadi Castaldi is one of the most popular wineries in Franciacorta. One of those wineries that, thanks to the quality of its wines and a more than enviable consistency of production, have become over the years a real point of reference for wine lovers and experts. The company belongs, together with Bellavista, to the Moretti group. It was originally an old furnace that the visionary entrepreneur converted into a sparkling wine house. Its wide spaces and long tunnels, once used for firing bricks, in fact, proved to be perfect for the refinement of sparkling wines. One of the first wineries in Franciacorta to have developed the concept of Satèn, Contadi Castaldi offers a range of wines characterized by great elegance and a strong recognizability. The company currently has about 18 hectares of its own vineyards and is able to directly follow the entire production cycle of sparkling wines, from the production of base wines to the elaboration of wines that must rest for several months on the lees in the cellar. If Franciacorta has now become almost synonymous with quality Italian sparkling wine, part of the credit must go to the commitment of fine wineries such as Contadi Castaldi.

Technical Data Sheet

CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeClassic Method Sparkling Wine Brut DOCG
  • Location Lombardy
  • Grapes Chardonnay100%
  • Sensations A fragrant wine, which conquers with its original freshness of taste. The style is played on the search for harmony between complexity and pleasantness. Straw yellow colour with fine and persistent perlage. The nose is fresh and elegant, with clean scents of hawthorn, bread crust, balsamic notes, nuances of rennet apple, dried figs and peanuts. Soft in the mouth, but not sweet, it tastes fresh and pleasant. The finish is long and decisive, with a very pleasant taste.
  • Vinification Harvesting of the grapes by hand Soft pressing Static cold decantation Inoculation with selected yeasts Fermentation for 20 days in stainless steel Malolactic fermentation partially carried out Initial ageing partly in stainless steel and partly in barrique for at least 7 months ageing in bottles for 30-36 months.
  • Alcoholic strength 12,5% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • When to drink it within 5 years
  • Pairing appetizers
Awarded
  • James Sucking 91

    Silky and creamy with lovely, lemon freshness, this spumante is very easy to enjoy. Long, smooth finish. Drink now.

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