Personality. The first wine bearing its creator's signature - Maurizio Zanella - on the label, proudly celebrating the passion of Ca' del Bosco's founder. A wine embodying a perfect blend of a territory and its style.
A great wine, surely among the jewels contributing to the "Italian wine renaissance". Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc selected from the winery's finest vineyards, skillfully vinified and refined in small oak barrels guarantee a rock-solid wine, potent yet harmonious, able to mature for years.
Denomination: Rosso del Sebino Igt.
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Merlot 30%. From 10 vineyards.
Average vineyard age: 23 years.
Harvest period: September 13, 2001 Average yield per hectare: 6,800 kilos / 4,600 liters
Vinification: Maurizio Zanella is made by separately vinifying Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes from the finest Ca' del Bosco vineyards. After hand selection the grapes are destalked, pressed and transferred into the vats via gravity. The alcoholic fermentation of the 2001 vintage lasted 10 days, carefully controlling temperature so it gradually rose from an initial 21 to a final 31ºC.
When fermentation finished the temperature was kept at 28 to 30ºC for the entire post-fermentation maceration period. The entire vinification process took 25 days for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc and 26 for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Afterwards, the still warm wines were decanted into small wooden barrels, 60% new, and kept in underground cellars. Only after the end of malolactic fermentation (in January 2002) were the different batches blended, creating the definitive Maurizio Zanella 2001. After 13 months' aging in wood the wine was bottled using an innovative, oxygen-free, agitation-free system that best preserves its inherent quality.
Bottling: February 10, 2003. Bottling aging: 3 years and 10 months Alcohol 13.50%
|Grape used||Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Merlot 30%|
|Brand||Ca' del Bosco|