CA' DEL BOSCO
There are moments without words that only sensations can define, feelings that reach the heart and become the rapture, joy and beauty of a moment to be treasured deep inside. The art of wine is one such moment, a masterpiece created by the talent that few possess, in which dedication and ability blend in a magical, mystical marriage with nature. The infinite in a single drop, fruit of a slow, devoted and meticulous passion. People, like territories, have a vocation. And so it was that a fifteen-year-old boy had a lightning intuition of what life could be like pursuing it. The meeting between young Maurizio Zanella and gentle Franciacorta, when his mother moved to Erbusco and planted the first vineyard, was the initial contact with what would be the love of his life. But it was after a trip to Champagne, to the famous maisons whose wine had always fascinated and inspired him, that Maurizio returned with the unshakable idea of making something similar. What was once a house in a chestnut wood became one of the most trailblazing wineries in Italy. Since then a single principle has been defining the essence of Ca’ del Bosco: the quest for excellence.
A tour of the winery is a unique experience demonstrating the dedication that goes into every stage of production, artisanal in care and refined in technology.Cooling cells for the grapes, oxygen- and jolt-free handling, aerial tanks that pour through gravity and bottling lines ideated and designed by Ca’ del Bosco are only some of the technological passages shown on the tour.
Long corridors and subterranean cellars take visitors along a route leading to the stone dome, considered the heart of Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta. The silence, darkness, moisture and natural temperatures cradle the wines’ fermentation in bottles, their maturation in small oak barrels and their refinement. “In the cellar wine lives a hidden life, secret but watched over”, writes Michel Dovaz. It is precisely the time spent here for refinement, along with the cellarmen’s dedication, that skillfully completes the meticulous work begun in the vineyard.