According to the available sources, it is possible to say that the Moretti family was present in Erbusco, the country became the beating heart of the denomination Franciacorta docg, since 1400. Certainly at that time it could not be assumed that those areas would become so important for the Italian viticulture and for the production of sparkling wines: and in fact in 1967, the founder, Vittorio Moretti, had initially given rise to a construction company: The Moretti Building on Human Values. The experience accumulated in ten years, spent building cellars, combined with love for wine, will lead Vittorio to build, in 1977, also his first winery, the owned one, Bellavista, which owes its name to the breathtaking beauty of the landscape that you can admire from the first acres of property, the historic core.
At first it was not thought about sparkling wines, and in fact the first year were produced only still wines, the second some bottle of sparkling wine destined for private consumption and the third year, finally, sparkling wines: the groove was drawn. Finally, in 1981, there was the meeting between Vittorio and Mattia Vezzola, an enologist with very clear ideas who, once entered firmly in the company, will help to define its style and give it a precise identity. Thanks to his work as well, today Bellavista extends over 200 hectares, divided into 10 municipalities, and on land so heterogeneous that it was possible to identify 64 different types of them.
In the vineyard it is tried to make use of a sustainable and respectful of the nature rhythms philosophy, also because the main objective remains to have the healthiest and richest grapes possible, from which to obtain great bases for sparkling wine, and this philosophy has proven to be the best one for this purpose. In the cellar every gesture is conducted with patience and meticulousness, with the aim of extracting as much as possible from the excellent grapes harvested, and to give life to sparkling wines almost timeless, ethereal and elegant, as the style of this winery requires.
The Demi-Sec Nectar, for example, is a sweet wine based on Chardonnay that comes from 30 different vineyards from high hills, about 25 years of age, exposed to the south and harvested manually between late August and early September. After a delicate pressing, the first fermentation takes place, for 50% in small white oak barrels, and the wine is bottled with the addition of sweet must from a vineyard where the grapes were left to dry in the plant. Four years of rest in the bottle are followed by disgorgement and re-ripening, always with the sweet must of the same vineyard, and the wine is ready for marketing.
The tasted bottle shows a straw yellow color, with both greenish and golden streaks, and a very elegant, fine and persistent perlage. The bouquet opens with notes of candied orange, peach in syrup, wildflower honey and hawthorn, followed by crioissant, kumquat, orange blossom and custard, with concluding slightly boisée echoes. The taste immediately strikes for the refined creaminess of the perlage, really textbook, and the equally refined sweetness, never cloying, which is counterbalanced by a good citric vein; all enriched by the return of citrus and spices that guide the sip up to a good length closure.
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