Satèn Franciacorta Gran Cuvée Brut 2009 Price € 51.30
Sensory features: Straw yellow with a sage hue with fine, persistent and vibrant pearlescent bubbles. The complex bouquet has intense aromas of flowers with peach, citrus, honey and hazelnut notes. On the palate, the wine is elegant, refined and soft, with a freshness and balance that emphasise the excellent quality of the fruit. Satèn will age well for at least five years from the vintage.
Bellavista owns 200 hectares of vines across 10 communes within the Franciacorta DOCG. Their vineyards enjoy some of the best sites in the area with excellent exposure and soil types and produce fruit with character and great expressive potential. From these vineyards, Bellavista produce 103 different parcels of wine, the result of very rigorous fruit selection. For the Saten, fruit is taken from the older, south facing vineyards on the hillsides of the commune of Erbusco.
Made in the traditional method, 40% of the wines that make up the blend are fermented and matured for at least seven months in small oak barrels. The remainder of the blend is fermented in stainless steel vats. Bottling took place in May 2010 and the wines were kept on lees for three and half years before disgorging and dosage. Satèn is released to the market four years after vintage.
A wet winter was followed by a good start to the growing season but a very hot August. A little rainfall in late August helped the vines to recover. Fruit for the Saten was harvested in late August / early September.
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay.
Serve at temperature of 6 °C (43 °F).
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle size : 750 ml