Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Rosso 2005

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A charming bottle with Pinot-like fruit and a rustic nose. A bracing acidity and floral quality drives this wine for...

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Winemaker's Notes:

Curtefranca Rosso is the ultimate red wine of the Franciacorta region of Lombardia. It is a classic of CA' del Bosco and was vinified for the first time with the harvest of 1975. The red that is conceived in Franciacorta is a wine that has a very specific aspect: the blending is composite, made from Cabernet to Carmenere, Merlot from the Barbera and Nebbiolo, a set that is well suited to the climate of this latitude. It is made by separately vinifying grapes from 19 different vineyards. Maceration on the skins is differentiated on the basis of grape type. In 2005, maceration lasted a different number of days for each grape varietal. The still warm wines were decanted into large and small barrels and kept in underground cellars. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, the different batches were blended to create the definitive Curtefranca Rosso 2005. The wine was further aged in wood and stainless steel for 22 months and then bottled totally without oxygen or agitation under an innovative bottling system that preserves its inherent quality. The bottling process lasted nine months. Curtefranca Rosso 2005 is an intense wine, but not too full-bodied, supple, soft and pleasant. It is an excellent companion to traditional dishes, capable of maintaining its typical fragrance for several years.

Tasting Notes:

A charming bottle with Pinot-like fruit and a rustic nose. A bracing acidity and floral quality drives this wine forward. It finishes with bright cranberry and spices. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Nebbiolo, and Barbera.

Curtefranca Rosso is the ultimate red wine of the Franciacorta region of Lombardia. It is a classic of CA' del Bosco and was vinified for the first time with the harvest of 1975. The red that is conceived in Franciacorta is a wine that has a very specific aspect: the blending is composite, made from Cabernet to Carmenere, Merlot from the Barbera and Nebbiolo, a set that is well suited to the climate of this latitude. It is made by separately vinifying grapes from 19 different vineyards. Maceration on the skins is differentiated on the basis of grape type. In 2005, maceration lasted a different number of days for each grape varietal. The still warm wines were decanted into large and small barrels and kept in underground cellars. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, the different batches were blended to create the definitive Curtefranca Rosso 2005. The wine was further aged in wood and stainless steel for 22 months and then bottled totally without oxygen or agitation under an innovative bottling system that preserves its inherent quality. The bottling process lasted nine months. Curtefranca Rosso 2005 is an intense wine, but not too full-bodied, supple, soft and pleasant. It is an excellent companion to traditional dishes, capable of maintaining its typical fragrance for several years.

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Alcohol: 13%

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