World-Class Sparkler from Ca’ del Bosco

Benvenuti, amanti del vino! We are delighted to present this Cuvée Prestige from Ca’ del Bosco, an icon of Italy’s Franciacorta vineyards.

Founded in 1969, the renowned wine producer is the l’Eté du Vin Guest of Honor representing Lombardy in this year’s showcase of wines from the 45th Parallel.

 

The winery’s origin story — translated, Ca’ del Bosco means house in the forest — begins with an actual dwelling. In 1964 Annamaria Clementi Zanella fell in love with and acquired a small house in the hills of Erbusco, surrounded by woods of oak and chestnut. Four years later the first vineyards were planted on two hectares of the estate land. By 1979 Annamaria’s son, Maurizio Zanella, was beginning to make his mark with his vision for investing in innovation, research, and technology. His boldness in using knowledge “to exalt the soil’s poten-tial” takes their wines to a new expressive level while also respecting tradition.

 

Today, its 230 acres of vineyards are planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Nero among others. Each step of the win-ery’s viticultural and winemaking process is based on a relentless commitment to excellence. It is known for its innovation and commitment to a thoroughly organic approach. (Ca’ del Bosco has been certified organic since 2014.)

 

This Cuvée Prestige has its own history, too. It started in 1976 as Francia-corta Pinot. By 1991, as it became more expressive of its terroir, it became known as Franciacorta Brut NV. In 2005, after more than 30 years of experi-mentation and dedication, it had matured into Cuvée Prestige with its own well-defined identity. Following a constant reduction in the liqueur added at disgorging with the 2017 harvest it added Edizione to its name. By the way, Ca’ del Bosco goes above and beyond the required 18 months of aging by almost a year with 28 months of refinement.

 

Are you ready to bid? Or, shall we say “Sei pronto a fare un’offerta?” Then raise your paddles often and high… Because this wine is the embodiment of the best of Italy’s sparkling wines!

 

This wine lot includes:

• Ca’ del Bosco Cuvée Prestige Edizione 46 NV (6L)
• Luxury Ca’ del Bosco weekender travel bag only available alongside the bottle

 

Donated by Ca’ del Bosco