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Cherubini Dosaggio Zero “Subsidium” Riserva
Do you know the sparkling wines of Franciacorta?They all come from an area in Lombardy that is bordered by, among other things, the Lago d’Iseo and the city of Brescia.With the domain Cherubini we are just outside this zone, a little more east.In a natural park outside Brescia, dotted with rolling hills, we find the valley that gives Cherubini its identity.Over the centuries, water kept bringing new layers of soil here.This created a terroir that can best be compared to a lasagna.The rocks here are bursting with lime, the subsoil consists mainly of clay.This valley also enjoys a constant light breeze and fluctuating temperatures.Soil and climate give Cherubini’s wines their characteristic minerality and acidity.Weed killers and pesticides are ignored here.The underlying philosophy?As little intervention as possible, both in the vineyard and in the cellar.This also explains the choice for classic Zero Dosage methods – the ripening only takes place in cement tanks.This guarantees products that fully represent their terroir.
Subsidium The Subsidium Zero Dosaggio Riserva is composed of approximately equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.The harvest takes place between the end of August and the beginning of September.Both grapes are prepared slightly differently: the Pinot Noir is very lightly crushed, while for the Chardonnay, the classic soft crush is preferred.The crus vinify separately and are blended after a rest period.After a minimum of 60 months of aging, the deposit is removed by hand and the same wine is used to fill up and nothing else is added!
A deep golden colour, almost ocher, immediately catches the eye.The nose certainly offers a lot of depth.On the palate, a mineral touch provides dynamism and lightness, while a clear structure and strength unfold.