Ca' del Bosco "Cuvée Prestige" Franciacorta Brut

SKU #237026 92 points James Suckling

 A rich and opulent white with sliced apples, pears and hints of pie crust. Full body, medium bubbles and a long and flavorful finish.  (11/2016)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The NV Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige Brut is packaged in a squat and transparent bottle. This beautiful sparkling wine shows a unique aromatic profile with spicy notes of spearmint and fresh oregano leaf that pop to the top. Beyond those vertical aromas are heavier tones of stone fruit, honeydew melon and blanched almond. This Franciacorta (75% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Bianco and 15% Pinot Nero) offers spicy and vibrant aromatic tones that you don't find in its peers. (ML)  (5/2017)

90 points Decanter

 Bright and lively, with a lovely stream of tiny bubbles and rich stone fruit and floral flavors. (ID)  (8/2015)

Wine Enthusiast

 Aromas of citrus, orchard fruit and a subtle whiff of toast lead the nose on this delightful sparkler. The straightforward palate shows yellow apple skin, bitter walnut and a note of baked bread alongside firm, vivacious bubbles. (ML)  (12/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Fresh and open-knit, this is light-weight and airy in texture, offering a crowd-pleasing mix of floral apricot, mandarin orange, candied ginger and toasted brioche. Creamy. (AN)  (4/2016)

K&L Notes

This fragrant, fresh bubbly is crafted from carefully selected Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes. It has a firm structure, a rich attractive mousse and a persistent finish. Intense aromas of lime blossom are underlined by apple and peach. It is elegant, soft and delicate with acidity is in perfect balance and a note of ripe fruit driving into the finish.

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