• "Corte del Lupo" Rosso Curtefranca DOC 2016

      “Corte del Lupo” Rosso Curtefranca DOC 2016

      2016 is the first vintage of the "new" Curtefranca Rosso. It is a journey into the past of the region and the winery. This cuvée harmoniously combines the fruitiness of Merlot with the elegance of Cabernet Franc and the fullness of Carménère. A third of Cabernet Sauvignon provides backbone, structure and stability and a good maturing potential. Dark ruby garnet, in the nose an inviting blackberry and cherry scent with a sweet spice touch. On the palate a lively, powerful fruit and juicy tannin, already well balanced. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 38% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 7% Carmenere
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12-18 months Barrique/Tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,60 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 61 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: Risotto with Bresaola
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04052116 ·  0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      23,90 €
    • "Corte del Lupo" Bianco Curtefranca DOC 2018

      “Corte del Lupo” Bianco Curtefranca DOC 2018

      Corte del Lupo Bianco celebrated its debut with the 2017 vintage, it is the successor of the classic Curtefranca Bianco, which has been popular for years. The grapes come from 11 historic vineyards planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. They are about 30 years old. Brilliant straw yellow, with a fresh apricot scent, a fine wood note and a structured, balanced taste. Spicy and round on the palate, in the finish a fine acidity, which is carried by a mineral note. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Bianco
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 25/75 small oak cask/stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,5 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,87 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 67 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,17
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04050518 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    • "Cuvée Prestige" Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      “Cuvée Prestige” Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      The excellent Cuvée Prestige is a perfect archetype of its DOC: elegant, fresh, full, with continuous perlage and beautiful body. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling straw yellow, fine perlage. Fresh, appealing nose, after juicy apple, fine light honey. Smooth on the palate, good length." Falstaff

      • Bibenda:
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 75% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Nero, 10% Pinot Bianco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 25 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 53 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,15
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04050900 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "Cuvée Prestige Rosé" Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      “Cuvée Prestige Rosé" Franciacorta DOCG Brut

      Elegance is the hallmark of the Prestige Cuvée Rosé, which is unfortunately strictly limited every year: Delicate apricot, very light bouquet of peaches, light fruits and raisins. Soft-fruity is the persistent taste with subtle notes of fresh toast. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of wild berry, bread dough and crushed aromatic herb carry on to the silky savory palate together with tangerine, pomegranate and peach. Tangy acidity and a foaming mousse provide freshness and finesse." Wine Enthusiast

      "With its rusty color, this is a bit suspect, but there’s actually some good dried peaches, dust and clay. Full-bodied and very intense but quite reserved somehow on the finish." James Suckling

      "The NV Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige Rosé is a blend of 80% Pinot Nero and 20% Chardonnay. It exhibits a pale pink color that has evidently been studied and carefully executed. That same attention to detail is applied to the bouquet. Delicate and vibrant aromas of forest berry and cassis emerge slowly from the glass. It also shows subtle yeast aromas of baked bread or croissant. The wine's texture is lean and firm, and the soft effervescence serves to keep the palate clean." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Pinot Nero, 20% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,23 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 45 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,05
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04052400 · 0,75 l · 53,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      39,90 €
    • "Carmenero" Carménère Sebino Erbusco IGT 2012

      “Carmenero” Carménère Sebino Erbusco IGT 2012

      Garnet red, very intense bouquet, concentrated, complex, rich and appealing. Notes of red fruits and jam, with some liquorice, vanilla, cocoa and a hint of cinnamon. On the palate an excellent structure, very tight body, but very fine and elegant with round tannins. In the finale a convincing aromatic persistence. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2011 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months Barrique, 4,5 years bottle
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 43 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04052512 · 0,75 l · 55,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      41,50 €
    • "Vintage Collection" Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Brut

      “Vintage Collection” Franciacorta DOCG 2014 Brut

      Exceptionally fine spumante with a delicate fruity fragrance and a beautiful yeast note. Mature, with a wonderfully integrated wooden base, very full, long and intense in taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Smooth and creamy, this has delicate aromas of pastry dough, citrus and white stone fruit. The polished palate delivers Bartlett pear, yellow apple, orange zest and a hint of ginger alongside a foaming, refined mousse and bright acidity." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero, 15% Pinot Bianco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 4 years on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 51 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,04
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: Fish dishes of haute cuisine
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04050214 · 0,75 l · 62,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping9 units available

      46,90 €
    • Franciacorta "Vintage Collection" DOCG 2014 Satèn Brut

      Franciacorta “Vintage Collection” DOCG 2014 Satèn Brut

      Franciacorta Satèn Brut with a clear bouquet of yellow fruits and medicinal herbs and fresh style. Crisp fruity tones of peach, citrus and melon in harmony with the opulent creaminess of freshly baked brioche. Sounds very relaxed and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Citrus zest, crushed herb, pastry dough and wild herb aromas follow over to the vibrant palate along with lemon, yellow apple and a hint of vanilla. Racy acidity gives it freshness and tension while the silky perlage lends softness and elegance." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Bianco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 48 months on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04050414 · 0,75 l · 62,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping2 units available

      46,90 €
    • "Maurizio Zanella" Rosso Sebino IGT 2013

      “Maurizio Zanella” Rosso Sebino IGT 2013

      Excellent Bordeaux blend: a richly tinted scent of ripe fruit, spices and tobacco. Unstoppable its clean taste with the fine, sweeping fruit and the elegant aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a solid red with lots of currant and fresh-herb character, highlighted by rose stems. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 50 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04052213 · 0,75 l · 74,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      55,90 €
    • "Maurizio Zanella" Rosso Sebino IGT 2016

      “Maurizio Zanella” Rosso Sebino IGT 2016

      Excellent Bordeaux blend: a richly tinted scent of ripe fruit, spices and tobacco. Unstoppable its clean taste with the fine, sweeping fruit and the elegant aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,55 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 55 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04052216 · 0,75 l · 75,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      56,90 €
    • Chardonnay Curtefranca DOC 2015

      Chardonnay Curtefranca DOC 2015

      Unimaginably fine bouquet of ripe fruits, flowers, butter and brioches, wrapped in an elegant wood note, splendid the full fruity taste and the long, creamy aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2014 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: barrique/Tonneau
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,89 g/l
      • Sulfite: 59 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04050615 · 0,75 l · 77,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      57,90 €
    • "Pinero" Pinot Nero Sebino IGT 2012

      “Pinero” Pinot Nero Sebino IGT 2012

      Pinero is a dark, full-bodied Pinot Nero with an attractive bouquet of cherries, blackberries, herbs and smoke. A mature, extroverted wine, remarkably harmonious. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months Barrique, 2 years bottle
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 43 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04052712 · 0,75 l · 77,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      57,90 €
    • "Vintage Collection Noir" Franciacorta Riserva DOCG 2009 Dosage Zero

      “Vintage Collection Noir” Franciacorta Riserva DOCG 2009 Dosage Zero

      Very elegant Franciacorta Dosage Zero Riserva with warm aromas of butter croissants, apricot, caramel and roasted nuts. Persistent, mineral and with a creamy finish, it is one of the region's greatest sparkling wines. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliant straw yellow with green shimmer, very persistent and fine perlage. The nose shows notes of dark rye bread, with a spicy crust, some capers, ripe apple. On the palate salty and multi-layered, clear, fine perlage." Falstaff

      "Luminous straw-yellow. Aromas of puff pastry, custard cream, botanical herbs, apple pie and orange oil on the inviting nose. Then dense and complex, offering creamy flavors similar to the aromas, complicated by a hint of fresh ginger. Closes dense and suave, with lingering notes of custard cream and savory pear. Beautiful sparkler. Disgorged in fall 2018, this is 100% Pinot Nero picked in three vineyards of the Belvedere property, located at 466 meters above sea level; the wine spent roughly eight years on the lees." Ian D'Agata

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Bianco, 17% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 103 months on yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 18,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 45 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,05
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: caviar, noble fish
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04051009 · 0,75 l · 103,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping6 units available

      77,90 €
    About the winemakers
    Ca' del Bosco
    Lombardy
    Ca' del Bosco

    Translated the name means "House in the forest". The house acquired in 1964 by Annamaria Clementi Zanella in Franciacorta became a winery only four years later, when the owner decided to use the two hectares of land belonging to the Erbusco estate for the cultivation of grapes. If the mother of the estate founder Maurizio Zanella had decided otherwise at that time, wine lovers would have been deprived of some of the finest wines of Italy. The Ca Winery' del Bosco is owned by Maurizio Zanella, one of the most innovative wine producers in the country and by the Marzotto family of Venetian industrialists active in the fashion, wine and glass sectors.

    Zanella is considered to be one of the pioneers who contributed to the enormous rise of Franciacorta south of Lago d'Iseo; he is also President of the DOC Consortium. As co-owner, the Marzotto Group primarily provides capital and has invested heavily in its distribution network. Whether spumanti or still wines - Ca' del Bosco confirms again and again the high quality standard of its noble drops, which are unmistakable in their style.

    Designed by Maurizio Zanella and top specialists, the Lombard winery has become an icon of Franciacorta sparkling wine in the world. The company has grown considerably since its foundation and is regarded as a showpiece in terms of architecture and technical infrastructure. In rapid succession, the ultra-modern company used more sophisticated systems for managing the vineyards and processing the grapes. The staff around the renowned oenologist Stefano Capelli is highly qualified and guarantees that the high quality of the small fruits also reaches the bottle. The sparkling wines of Ca' del Bosco can compete with the best sparkling wines from Champagne. They maintain their fineness during several years of bottle storage on the yeast.

    Inner devotion and special attention accompany you in the Ca winery.' del Bosco every stage of the production process. Maurizio is always guided by the latest scientific findings when it comes to grape cultivation. All the vineyards have been restructured. The transport of the wines in the cellar takes place without pump employment only by gravity. The barriques, which are intended for the mostly very long storage of the plants, are produced in the in-house cooperage from French oak.

    The Blessed Sacrament of Ca' del Bosco, the wine cellar, not only houses a sea of bottles and barrels in its vaults reminiscent of the ancient Pantheon in Rome, but is also full of works by contemporary artists. The magical place inspired star photographer Helmut Newton, for example, to create one of his cool portrait series with challenging posing women. SUPERIORE.DE

    "You have to have been there to understand the full extent of the innovations introduced by Maurizio Zanella. This volcano of a president, if he sleeps at all, has never rested on his laurels, restless, in sheer superhuman striving he is in search of the perfect wine ideal."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1968
    • Owners: Maurizio Zanella and Gruppo Marzotto
    • Oenologist: Stefano Capelli
    • Annual production: approx. 1,400,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 160 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation