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由Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli擁有，位於Erbuscothe路邊老村莊求售，Arturo是1900年代來自Brescia的著名鋼琴家。建築物位於山丘上，俯視山下獨特的葡萄田，面積十公頃。眼前似曾相識的畫面重燃他的兒時夢想，就是由一個熱愛飲酒的鑑賞家，轉化為懂釀酒的生產者。
Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Noir 40%
It all started in 1996 when Paolo Radician indutrialist from Bergamo, was seeking a quiet retreat somewhere in the nearby hillside while still playing a key role in the family business, Radici Partecipazioni, that he came across an unexpected opportunity in Franciacorta.
Just down the road from Erbuscothe old estate belonging to Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was up for sale. The latter, a pianist from Brescia, considered one of the finest musical talents of the 1900’s.The building is situated on a hillock overlooking a morainic landscape: and here it was, the vineyard kingdom, ten hectares, a unique cru. A coaxing image that rekindles his boyhood dream: to make wine and grow from being a fervent connoisseur to an actual wine producer.
Not too far away from the house the work started on the cellar, traditionally styled and in total keeping with the surroundings. The spacious basement rooms allow for vinification and fermentation with the best possible technological support while upstairs cozy wine tasting rooms were constructed.
The type of soil in the vineyard, poor yet variegated; it faces north-west thus delaying the ripening of the grapes so that the harvest is in a cooler period of the year. No compromises regarding yield per hectare, as the maximum limit is fixed at 55 quintals of grapes.
Country of Origin:
Chardonnay 60% and Pinot Noir 40%
Harvestby hand in boxes with careful manual selection of bunches before pressing. Soft pressing of whole grapes to obtain first-pressing must and initial fermentation half in stainless steel tanks and half in new French oak barrels (30 per cent new).
Blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir base wines.
Refermentation in the bottle:
Obtained with Franciacorta method in the company’s underground cellars. Maturationfor thirty-three months on yeast lees before disgorging.
Straw yellowcolour. Thick and persistent foam. Fine, continuous and persistent beads. Fine and complex aromas, it smells rich of tropicaland ripe fruit sensations such as pineapple, mango, papaya, lychee and with a littlequince apple and flowers from lime blossom to camomile; spicy with a light sensations of anise and staranise and lightly toasted hazelnut which finishes in a vanilla hint, of acaciaand limehoney, with elegant Venetianbrioche notes.
Flavourof excellent structure and creaminess, soft, tangy and with a good touch of tartness blended with wine’s body, long and persistent with white fruit notes, lightly balsamic vegetal and with vanilla and hazelnut in the after-taste.
Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.54 performed by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli