Maurizio Zanella and Ca’ del Bosco join us for dinner
Last week, our friend rockstar winemaker Maurizio Zanella owner of the Ca’ del Bosco winery stopped by Jaynes to taste his wines with us and meet a journalist for dinner. (Jeremy did a post about the evening here.)
We’ve been pouring Maurizio’s killer Cuvée Prestige at Jaynes: it’s a sparkling wine made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc grapes grown in Franciacorta, in the north of Italy where they have cool enough temperatures (like in Champagne) to make structured sparkling wine. Maurizio’s wine is made using the same method of double fermentation in bottle as they use in Champagne and the quality of his wine is on the same caliber as the more famous wine from France.
But what we love so much about his sparkling wine is that it really has a distinctive favor and aroma profile that sets it apart from the wines of Champagne or the Cremant made in Loire and in Alsace. It’s a true “terroir” wine that tastes like the beautiful grassy hills of Franciacorta, kissed by the gentle breeze of Lake Iseo (part of the northern Italian lake district).
We tasted through a number of Maurizio’s wines that day and we are currently pouring the Cuvée Prestige (non vintage) at $68 a bottle.