Place: Lombardy, ITA
The Del Bono brothers are a phenomenon! From vineyards in the Franciacorta zone of Lombardy, the brothers make sparkling wines with zero additions that arrive from biodynamically farmed vineyards that have never seen a synthetic herbicide or pesticide sprayed.
Aurelio takes his inspiration from time working for Anselme Selosse by producing wines with greater fruit ripeness than the rest of the zone, resulting in a wine that is generous and opulent aromatically but that finishes with laser like precision from lack the lack of dosage.
Incredibly vibrant fruit, smells like crunchy green apple over citrus. That genorosity on the nose, but in the mouth finishes so clean, pure and taught, due in part to no dosage being added to any of the Casa Caterina wines. Spends 36 months on lees.