Region: 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 (save for the Liqueur de Tirage) that arrives 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 presision from lack the lack of Dosage.
Whilst traditionally a sparkling wine region (and producer) this is a still wine that is, with all hyperbole aside, the most exciting wine we have tasted in the last 2 years... 100% Chardonnay, picked 6 weeks after the sparkling grapes, and spending 6 days on skins, it is just awe-inspiring in its uniqueness, opulence, and down right amazement... The Del Bonno brothers have found a new primary colour in the world of wine. Genius!