Ca' del Bosco
History and Background
Ca' del Bosco, translating to "House in the Woods," is one of the iconic producers in the Franciacorta region of Lombardy, Italy. Founded by Maurizio Zanella in the 1960s, the estate has been instrumental in elevating the status of Franciacorta, Italy's answer to Champagne. Under Zanella's vision and passion, Ca' del Bosco has become synonymous with premium sparkling wines, setting standards for quality and innovation in the region.
Vineyards and Terroir
Nestled in the gentle hills of Franciacorta, Ca' del Bosco's vineyards benefit from a unique microclimate and terroir:
Soil Composition: The vineyards feature a mix of morainic and limestone soils, providing excellent drainage and mineral complexity to the wines.
Grape Varieties: While Chardonnay, Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), and Pinot Bianco are the primary varietals for their sparkling wines, the estate also cultivates other varieties for their still wines.
Wine Style and Production
Ca' del Bosco is celebrated for producing wines that are:
- Elegantly structured with fine bubbles, complexity, and depth.
- Crafted using meticulous methods, including a patented "zero oxygen" system to ensure the wines' freshness and longevity.
The winemaking philosophy at Ca' del Bosco combines tradition with innovation, ensuring that each bottle captures the essence of Franciacorta while pushing the boundaries of sparkling wine production.
Ca' del Bosco's wines, especially its Franciacorta sparkling wines, have consistently been lauded as some of the best in Italy. Their commitment to quality, from grape to glass, has earned them international acclaim and solidified their position as a benchmark producer in the world of sparkling wine.
Ca' del Bosco stands as a shining example of the potential of the Franciacorta region. Through a blend of tradition,
innovation, and an unwavering commitment to quality, the estate produces sparkling wines that rival the world's best. For those seeking the elegance and complexity of top-tier sparkling wine, Ca' del Bosco offers a taste of Italy's finest.