Ca’ dei Frati Cuvee dei Frati Brut

£137.70

for the equivalent of £22.95 a bottle
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Grower: Ca’ dei Frati
Grape Variety: Turbiana / Chardonnay
Style: Fruity and Floral
Country: Italy
Appellation: Lombardy
Vintage: NV
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 13% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Golden yellow in colour with a fine and persistent mousse. The fragrant bouquet shows notes of biscuit, hazelnut, hay and ripe tobacco. A silky creamy fizziness gives way to fresh vibrant acidity with notes of biscuit and hazelnut on a clean fresh finish.

Ca’ dei Frati was founded in 1939 when Felice Dal Cero settled on the Lombardy side of the Lugana appellation. It’s called Ca’ dei Frati or 'friar house', because it was once owned by monks who grew grapes there. Soil types play a fundamental role in crafting Ca’ dei Frati’s fresh, fruit- and mineral-driven wines. Lake Garda was created during the Eocene era, some 35 million years ago, by a melting glacier. As the melting ice flowed south from what we now call the Italian Alps, it also brought glacial deposits. Today, these rocky and pebbly 'morainic' soils are ideal for the production of fine wine. Because the roots of the vines have to work harder to find the water table in the well-drained soils, their fruit production becomes more vigorous. The quality of the wines is attributable directly to Igino Dal Cero’s obsession with detail. All their fruit is picked by hand. As a result, the grapes are richer in aroma and flavour, with more complexity and depth. This increase in quantity has been matched by an increase in quality, and today they remain the best producer in Lugana.

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