75% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Nero and 10% Pinot BiancoThe base wines for Cuve9e Prestige are obtained from meticulously selected grapes skillfully vinified in full compliance with the Metodo Ca’ del Bosco. As soon as the grapes are picked, using small cases, they are graded and chilled. Each bunch is selected by experienced eyes before visiting our “berry spa,” an exclusive bunch washing and jet spray system that incorporates three soaking vats and a drying tunnel. After crushing, all the musts for base wines ferment in temperature-controlled steel tanks until March. Then they are blended with reserve wines from the best vintages in the magic ritual of making the cuve9e. It is this special technique that imbues Cuve9e Prestige with its distinctive character. After a maturation period of 25 months this Franciacorta be ready to express all the sumptuous depth of its personality. Disgorgement takes place using a unique system designed and patented by Ca’ del Bosco. The procedure avoids oxidative stress or the need for additional sulfites, making Ca’ del Bosco Franciacortas purer, more appealing and longer lived. Finally, every bottle is given an individual marking to ensure its traceability.The Ca’ del Bosco story began in the mid-1960s when, in Erbusco, Franciacorta, the Zanella family bought a little house on a hill, locally known as “Ca’ del Bosco”. Young Maurizio Zanella saw in Franciacorta the land that would generate the finest fruits, both in still wines and in premium bubblies. He pursued this vocation, playing a leading role in Italy’s wine renaissance by transforming this house in the woods into a cutting-edge winery.This beautiful sparkling wine shows a unique aromatic profile with spicy notes of spearmint and fresh oregano leaf. Beyond those vertical aromas are heavier tones of stone fruit, honeydew melon and blanched almond. This wine is an ideal aperitif and its elegant texture pairs well with an assortment of seafood, delicate charcuterie, soft cheese and hors d’oeuvres.
When in 1968 the young Maurizio Zanella approached his family about transforming a parcel of land with a dense oak forest into a vineyard, few could have imagined just what this passionate young man was truly capable of. Today, Ca’ del Bosco is considered a category leader and the industry standard when it comes to luxury sparkling wines; not only in Italy, but around the world.Our commitment to excellence starts with the grapes, and as one of Franciacorta’s pioneers, Ca’ del Bosco was able to plant in the best viticultural sites. In addition to championing the Metodo Franciacorta, Ca’ del Bosco patented its own innovative techniques that ensure purity as “king” and quality as “queen”. As a result, we now take pride in providing to our loyal consumers a more natural wine with some of the lowest presences of sulfites and residual sugars in the industry.