Cà del Vént Brut 2009 Pas Operé Lombardy, Italy
What a nose! Beautiful aromas of freshly baked bread. Medium bodied palate with lime and yeasty flavours and the gentle bitterness of grapefruit. Minerality is hand in hand with a refreshing acidity. Bone dry and slightly saline finish. A very fine alternative to champagne.
About the winemaker
Cà del Vént is a small, independent, artisanal, family-owned winery set in Cellatica, on the eastern border of Franciacorta in Lombardy, Italy. The six hectares of vineyards enjoy a west-facing exposure on top of the Campiani hills. With quite steep slopes this is a unique, windy and dry microclimate (Cà del Vént means “house of wind”) with a clay and limestone-rich soil. The domain is run following the biodynamic approach. No machine is allowed in the vineyards nor synthetic chemical products and the grapes are harvested by hand. Very low yields are produced and Cà del Vént actually harvests less than half of what the appellation rules allow. Compromises are also banished in the cellar where a very artisanal approach is followed by not manipulating nor adding anything to the wines. Cà del Vént cultivates the traditional local grape varieties such as the red Cellatica, Barbera, Marzemino, Schiava Gentile and Incrocio Terzi.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
At disgorgement, no sugar and no liqueur d’expedition are added, No process, no stabilisation, no filtration: just eight months of resting on the lees, Suitable for vegans, The cuvee is made by selecting the most mineral and fresh base wines, The wine then spends 32 months ageing on the lees in bottle