Region: Lombardy (Ita)
The Del Bono Brothers are a phenonmennon! From vineyards in the Franciacorta zone of Lombardy, the brothers make sparkling wines with zero additions (save for the Liqueur de tirage) that arrive from Bio-dynamically 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!