Franciacorta Brut Satèn DOCG 2011 – Vini La Valleby Valentino Minotti
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAM: yellow with golden reflections. Very fine and persistent perlage. Intense aroma, complex of peach flowers, honey and hazelnuts. Taste fresh and inviting, soft and subtle.
Vini la Valle Satèn Brut Franciacorta DOCG 2011
VINEYARD OF ORIGIN: La Valle, Danesi surface 2.5 ha – sixth plant 2.20×0.90 – altitude 250 m / asl – strains / Ha 4,500 – southern exposure
YEAR OF PLANT: 1989 YIELD PER HECTARE: 85-90 q / Ha
LAND: morainic, calcareous
HARVEST: manual in box with selection in the vineyard
VINIFICATION: very slow and soft pressing of whole bunches.
MATURATION: fermentation and aging in small Allier oak barrels. In the first months of March and April, the passage in the bottle is made for frothing.
AGING: the bottles are stacked in refining rooms at controlled temperatures (12-14C) for at least 37 months. After this period the Franciacorta Satèn takes on its characteristics of perfume and taste with a very fine perlage. Then we move on to the final phase of remuage and degorgement.
The Vini La Valle Company, belonging to the Pezzola family, is located in Rodengo Saiano, in the heart of Franciacorta, in a beautiful hilly area, particularly suited for viticulture, close to the famous Olivetana Abbey of the XI century and a few km away from the Lake Iseo and from Brescia, in Lombardy. It owes its name to the main land of the company, called La Valle, bought by its ancestors back in 1890, as evidenced by a notarial deed of that time and always cultivated with vines.
In 1990 Eugenio and Giulia Pezzola created the La Valle Company, for the exclusive production of the prestigious Franciacorta sparkling wines, and dedicated it to their father Giovanni and his uncle Innocenzo, particularly linked to these places. The company’s historic vineyards, lovingly cultivated, including La Valle, “Roccolo”, “Bredina”, “Tesa”, enjoy an extraordinary and unique exposure and microclimate and donate special grapes from the noble vines: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero; grapes rich in aromas, aromas and flavors.
In 1993 the first 3,000 bottles of Millesimato come out, some of which are still jealously guarded. In the following years, the collaboration of the children, the love for the land, for its grapes, and the advice of prestigious winemakers, including Jeanne Pierre Valade, have made La Valle a well-known and consolidated brand of quality Franciacorta and niche. Original are the Latin names given to wines, such as “Primum”, “Naturalis”, “Regium”, “Zerum”, almost as if to recall distant times, in which wine was the protagonist of real parties.
To the historical, old and suggestive wine cellar, inside the characteristic family farmhouse of the ‘400, place of silence, peace and tranquility, where the precious Millesimati wines and the exclusive Reserves rest and mature, and now also intended for reception, visits guided tours, tastings and events in the world of wine, La Valle adds in 2010 a new winery, a model of innovation and technology, mainly dedicated to production and winemaking. Poetry and technique merge into two deeply different environments, in which past and future meet, almost showing each other, their own undisputed and absolute fascination to create a work of art. La Valle, a world to discover, that envelops and enchants, giving unique and unforgettable sensations.