Information sheet

GRAPES
Chardonnay (100%) from the best vineyards in the 19 municipal areas of Franciacorta.

HARVEST PERIOD
from middle ten days of August to the first ten days of September.

YIELD
9,000 kg of grapes per hectare with 55% must yield, equivalent to 6,600 bottles per hectare.

VINIFICATION
gentle, gradual pressing of clusters with fractioning of the must; alcoholic fermentation in steel vats.

MATURATION
assemblage of the cuvée in the spring following harvest. Second fermentation in the bottles and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 24 months followed by an additional 2 months after disgorgement. The lower overpressure in the bottles (5 atmospheres) typical of Satèn endows it with a creamy elegance.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

APPEARANCE
soft, creamy mousse with long-lasting cordon around the glass; fine, lingering bead.

COLOUR
intense straw-yellow.

BOUQUET
elegant, rich and multi-layered with fragrances of peach, apricot and tropical fruit, gradually more emphatic, before yielding to notes of candied citrus fruit.

PALATE
tangy acidity and savoury avours with a full, firm structure. The clean-cut, lingering finish complements a wine of rare pleasure.

PAIRINGS
perfect as an aperitif, it is an ideal pairing with light risottos and fish dishes. Recommended with Sauris, Parma or San Daniele prosciutto and with medium-matured cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
6-8 °C.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol 12.5% Vol, residual sugar 8g/l, total acidity 6.5g/l, pH 3.16.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED
2009

’61 Satèn – sans anée