Franciacorta Satèn Brut
100% Chardonnay, estate fruit from vineyards located in the towns of Capriolo and Iseo. The grapes are fermented in oak barrels, then a second fermentation happens in bottle. The wine is aged on the lees for at least 40 months, giving it texture and a complex bouquet. After disgorgement, dosage is added (7g/l) and the wine rests in the cellar for several extra months. The base for this cuvée is the 2014 vintage. Ripe, dense fruity and spicy aromas, with notes of toasted almonds that translate to the palate. Structured and lively. 12.5% alcohol.
“Satèn” (“silky”) is a term reserved for Franciacorta. It can only be made as a Blanc de Blancs , with only Chardonnay and Pinot bianco (maximum 50%) permitted, and 4.5 atmospheres of pressure instead of 6.
About the Producer
Going back to the thirteenth century, the Curbastro family runs agricultural estates in Lugo di Romagna (Ravenna), Rontana di Brisighella (Ravenna), and the homonymous farm estate in Capriolo (Brescia, Franciacorta).
The Ricci Curbastro domaine in Franciacorta runs over 32 hectares, of which 27.5 are planted with vineyards according to the strict guidelines of the Consorzio Vini Franciacorta (Franciacorta Wine Consortium), of which the estate is a member since its foundation.
The underground cellar is built under the main house, Villa Evelina. Vinification is controlled by enologists Annalisa Massetti and Riccardo Ricci Curbastro.