Divella Blanc De Blancs
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.