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Ca'del Bosco, Franciacorta Brut Cuvée Prestige 2012

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Jon Steeves rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Wow! Love these fine bubbles,! This is an amazing Franciacorta. Dry, crisp, tart, with mouthwatering acidity. Complex and layered on the palate. Great minerality, with an impressive wet stone and stone fruit persistence. What most people don't realize is that this wine is made with a painstakingly precise process of oxygen-free vinification at each step in order to create a quality wine which is drastically low in sulphites (50 mg/ l ) whereas the maximum legal limit is 185 mg/ l. The 75% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Nero and 10% Pinot Bianco blend is nearing perfection on the nose and on the palate as well. With 25 months on lees, this traditional method bubbly is a stand out winner in mouthfeel, texture and taste. Enjoy with almost anything. Tasted Feb 2017. Rated 93/100. Bespoketastings.ca
Laurel Onfrichuk rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

What a treat! Crisp and bubbly with a clean finish. Love, love, love this sparkly delight!
Philippe Perreault, Sommelier rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

It's a blend of 75% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Blanc.

Fine bubbles!

Golden/yellow color with notes of toasted bread, pineapple and floral.

This sparkling has a good acidity and is supported in final.

Serve it at 5-7 degrees.

Ready to drink!

Pair it with thermidor lobster or lasagna with seafood.

Natalie's Review

Ca'del Bosco, Franciacorta Brut Cuvée Prestige 2012, Lombardy, Italy Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2014-2016. 12.50% XD 750 mL  $41.00. March 1, 2012  Full Review




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