The. Agr. ARCARI + DANISH
Satin 2014 Franciacorta docg
Giovanni Arcari and Nico Danesi have been friends for a lifetime and have always cultivated the dream of producing their wine in their cellar. Both have always breathed this world, the first as a trader and the second as an oenologist and they see their dream born in 2006 when they founded the Company. Agr. Arcari + Danes. The winery is located in the municipality of Coccaglio on top of Montorfano, mountain that delimits the Franciacorta area to the south. The vineyards of this small reality are located on this mountain and have an older origin than the other Franciacorta hills and what characterizes them most are the "reddish" soils that have a more markedly mineral and iron-rich composition that typifies the wines from this area with a typical mineral note. Precursors of the "SoloUva" method, together with other manufacturers, which from a technical point of view means a method by which wines are produced with refermentation in the bottle WITHOUT the usual addition of cane sugar(or beetroot) both to cause the second fermentation and to dose the wine after opening. Instead of using sucrose, the grape must itself is used, rich, in a natural way, of sugar. This allows to perfectly identify the wines produced with the territory of origin because in the bottle, and then in the chalice, nothing extraneous was added that was not already present in the vineyard.
The Saturn it is produced with Chardonnay 65% Pinot Blanc 35% and the grapes coming exclusively from the terraced vineyards of Montorfano, adjacent to the cellar and for this reason we like to call it a "cru". Minerality and flavor, hints of ripe fruit, freshness and richness of taste make it one of our most particular wines and exemplifying the production method without exogenous sugars. It is produced only in particular vintages and in a few thousand bottles. It is the first type of Franciacorta with which the company began experimenting with “solo grape method”. In the glass it is straw yellow with fine perlage and a beautiful foam; the nose is expressed with hints of apple, white flowers and citrus notes with hints of minerality. On the palate it is delicately enveloping and balanced, creamy with a beautiful almond-flavored finish.