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franciacorta_saten

Vigna Dorata
Franciacorta Satèn

Wine name
Franciacorta D.O.C.G. Brut “Satèn.

Grape variety
Chardonnay 100%.

Soil composition
Alluvional morain soil of early origin with an extremely sandy structure and very frequent presence of morain stones.

Vine
“Cava” in the Sala area, in the village of Cazzago San Martino.

Exposure and height
South-west exposure with light slope, 230 meters above sea-level.

Growing and training system and plant spacing
Cordon and Sylvoz training systems, density of 5000 plants per ha.

Grape production
80 ql./ha

Harvest timing
End of August. Grapes are harvested by hand in the coolest hours of the morning.

Vinification
Gentle pressing of whole grapes and subsequent with fractioned separation of the musts.
The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, after which frequent batonnage are carried out.

Foam formation
The cuvèe takes place just before tirage, which generally happens between April and May.
Foam formation and wine maturation on stacks can vary from a minimum of 24 months to 36 months after foam formation depending on the year.

Disgorging
When the Satèn has reached the desired maturity, “Liqueur d’expedition”, prepared with vintage wines, is added for disgorging. This wine is only produced in the “Brut” version and contains a sugar residue of aproximately 6-7 g/l. After refining in the winery for three months, the Franciacorta Satèn DOCG is bottled and ready for shipping.

Period of time left on the yeasts
30/36 months

Sizes
0,375l – 0,75l – 1,5l

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