Caâ€™ del Bosco
Italy - Lombardy
Web site: http://www.cadelbosco.it
Located in Erbusco in Lombardy, Ca' del Bosco is at the cutting edge of the exciting new wave of Italian wine production. Maurizio Zanella founded the winery in 1968 and dedicated himself to distinguishing the sparkling wines of Franciacorta. In 1995, his dream came true and the sparkling wines of Franciacorta were awarded DOCG status allowing them to be marked as 'Franciacorta.' Since the new DOCG standards require a minimum of two years ageing before release, the first Ca' del Bosco Franciacorta DOCG was released to the international market in 1997. At present the estate is comprised of 150 hectares of vineyards. Between 2006 and 2009, Maurizio Zanella personally supervised the rebuilding of what was already an impressive winemaking facility, into what is now an ultra modern, state of the art winery. Maurizio has worked tirelessly to ensure that Franciacorta symbolises a specific type of sparkling wine which is not to be confused with 'methode champagnoise' or 'spumante.' The excellence of Ca' del Bosco has been recognised by Hugh Johnson who stated that Maurizio Zanella is 'one of Italy's best sparkling winemakers.' Italy's prestigious Gambero Rosso guide has awarded the winery a total of 36 Tre Bicchieri to date and in 2003 named Ca' del Bosco 'Winery of the Year.'
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