Satèn: is a registered name by the “Consorzio della Franciacorta” Union, it corresponds to a production Protocol that requires exclusively the use of white grapes (Chardonnay) at a pressure lower than 4.5 atmospheres, maximum level of sugar of 15 gr/litre and 24 months as minimum maturing of ferments. Thanks to its strong personality, this wine is particularly indicated for the moments of convivial pleasure and it is the reason why it has been called Sansevé: term deriving from the ancient gaelic that means: Cheer!.
PRODUCTION AREA: Franciacorta Docg, Morainique Hills around the villages of Bornato, Brescia, Cellatica, Erbusco, Monterotondo, Provaglio, Provezze Cologne, Passirano, Adro.
CRU: 15 cru distributed on 70 hectars of vineyard strategically arranged on all the Franciacorta territory.
GROUND STRUCTURE: Glacial-Morainique typical in the area of the Monte Rossa hill plus some sandy and clayey soil lands.
USED VINES: Chardonnay 100% CUVÉE 80% of wines obtained by our best cru and 20% of vintage wines.
AVERAGE GRAPE YIELD PER HECTAR: Max 9 quintals per hectar.
GRAPE SELECTION: On the vines by manual grape harvesting in boxes.
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing of grapes selecting their best part for no more than 55% of yield. FERMENTATION: Part of it is fermented in steel tubs kept at controlled temperature and part of it in oak barrels.
REFINING IN BOTTLE: More than 24 months.
Straw-yellow in colour, it offers generous frothiness and an extra-fine perlage. On the nose it releases floral and tropical perfumes, blended with typical Chardonnay fragrances.