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Divella Blanc De Blancs

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About the Wine:
This zero/zero Franciacorta is an absolute stunner. Not only is it one of the only naturally made wines from the region, but also the only one made by a female winemaker. It captures racy acidity and clean, mineral-driven depth.
About the Producer:
Alessandra is working with nature rather than against it to create intentional products and she is not going unnoticed for it. She has quickly become recognized for being first estate in her region of Franciacorta in Lombardy, to be both organic and led by a female. Some refer to her as the “Italian answer to grower Champagne.” Her wines are 100% method champenoise and come from all of 2 hectares of land, embedded with clay and limestone, which she leases from her neighbor. She takes a natural approach and does not add any sulphites and no dosage. They are simply products of their environment, which you may get a feel for when you drink one. 
Technical Info:
Country: Italy 
Region: Lombardy 
Sub-Region or Appellation: Franciacorta
Winemakers and Owners: Alessandra Divella
Viticulture: Organic, limited use of copper & sulfur
Terroir: Limestone, clay 
Size: 2 ha
Vintage: 2017 Harvest 
Grapes: Chardonnay
Style: Sparkling Wine
ABV: 12% 
Region: Lombardy
Sub-Region or Appellation: Franciacorta 
Viticulture: Organic (uncertified), with no systematic treatments and limited use of copper and sulfur only when necessary
Age of Vines: 18 years old
Soils: Limestone, clay
Yeasts: Indigenous
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation 50% in concrete tank and 50% in 2nd + 3rd passage barriques
Aging: Aged in concrete tank and barriques until tirage in April. 30 months on the lees 
Bottled:  April 2018
Disgorged:  November 2020
Dosage:  0 g/L
Fining or Filtering: None
1g/L of residual sugar present in the bottle, the wine is racy and full on the palate, with notes of brioche. 
Bottles produced: 5000 standard size + 285 magnums.