The Curbastro family goes back to the thirteenth century - Riccardo Curbastro’s oldest son, Gualberto, is the 18th generation to farm their estate in Capriolo (about 50 minutes east of Milan) which spreads over 32 hectares. Their Satèn Brut
An indication of sweetness
Sweetness in a wine can result from residual sugar (RS) which is the unfermented grape sugars left over in the wine after fermentation has completed, or it can result from the addition of concentrated grape must prior to bottling in the case of sparkling wine production.
level found on the label of sparkling wine. This is a dry expression of sparkling wine with anywhere from 7-12 grams of residual sugar per liter (g/L)
is the ultimate expression of typicality and harmony of Franciacorta DOCG. Franciacorta is famous for producing Italy's most prestigious sparkling wines made in the traditional / Champagne method
Arguably the most appreciated method for sparkling wine production in terms of quality, and at the same time it is also the most costly in terms of production. The most important facet of the traditional method
Arguably the most appreciated method for sparkling wine production in terms of quality, and at the same time it is also the most costly in terms of production. The most important facet of the traditional method is that the second fermentation that yields its signature bubbles happens inside the bottle. AKA Champagne Method.
is that the second fermentation that yields its signature bubbles happens inside the bottle. AKA Traditional Method
- with "Satèn" indicating a blanc de blanc style using only white grapes - in this case, Chardonnay. The wine is aged 48 months before being disgorged and given a dosage
Also known in French as "Liqueur d'Expedition," this is the final step in traditional method sparkling wine production where a small "dose" or addition of concentrated grape must is added to the bottle prior to corking the wines in order to balance the wine's acidity
Acids occur naturally in grapes, with acidity in a wine referring to its tartness level. It creates a mouthwatering sensation in the mouth and plays a vital role in providing structure and balance in a wine. Wines without enough acidity are often referred to as "flabby" (water, for example, lacks acidity).
, or to simply top off the wine when some of the liquid is lost in the disgorgement process,
of 7 g/L in the Brut style. Organic
Maintaining agricultural systems without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin, and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides