Ca’ del Bosco, Franciacorta, Dosaggio Zero, 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Ca’ del Bosco

Region: Franciacorta, Lombardia, Italy

Appellation: Franciacorta DOCG

Type: Dry white wine, sparkling

Vintage: 2018

Date of Tasting: April 2023

Type of viticulture: organic

Grapes used: Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Bianco 23%, Pinot Nero 17%

Vintage Blend: 100% grapes for 2018

Winemaking details: Traditional method (“Methode Champenoise”)

Aging: 60 months on lees

Sugar level: low (no dosage)

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Gold
  • Intensity = Pale

NOSE

  • Intensity = Pronounced
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Lemon, Citrus, Apple, Lees, brioche, pastry, pear, hints of nuts

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity = Medium+
  • Tannins = No
  • Alcohol = Medium (12.5%)
  • Body = Full
  • Flavour Intensity = Pronounced
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Lemon, Citrus, Apple, Lees, brioche, pastry, pear, hints of nuts, mineral notes
  • Other = Precision and persistance of the bubbles
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 10-15 years
    • Will gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 55 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = very good
  • Comparison with same price competition = very good
  • Suitability for Diabetics = suitable (no dosage)
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = Carpaccio, tartar, baked and roast fish, fish plates with polenta, aged-cheese, white meat, oysters, sea food, “Risotto del mare”
  • Comments = A 2018 vintage that we were impatiently awaiting from this benchmark producer in the Franciacorta appellation. A pleasing result of accuracy and finesse with a persistent bubble that blends perfectly with the acidity. Accuracy of aromas, complexity, everything is there for this “0 dosage” Franciacorta which has significant aging potential. A real pleasure to share.
  • Final Grade = A-

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Great Wine
    • A- = Very Very Good
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale

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