Name: Le Quattro Terre Start-up year: 2006 Cultivated hectares: 7 Winemaker name: Alberto Butterini Address: Corte Franca (BS) Web Site: www.quattroterre.it
This year's battery of wine was limited to Satèn and Brut sans année, due to the resting period on the yeasts under the millennials of Giorgio Vezzoli's company, to his second year of presence in this Guide.
Among the novelties we must point out the total passage to a biological regime of vineyards, though not yet certified, which marks a turning point in the cellar philosophy.
Speaking of tasting wines, we find a greater verve and personality in Satèn than Brut: obtained from Chardonnay grapes grown on the classic morelic French-cottony soil, with a deep franco-clay texture, for a density of 6500 stems per hectare and a yield of 85 Quintals, the soothing Metodo Classico de Le Quattro Terre is surprising for its luscious freshness, a little abnormal for typology. However, the choice not to make malolactic fermentation to the must is a clear trademark and therefore we accept the poetic license.
We are coming next year to evaluate the rest of the production, coming from four different areas of Franciacorta, from which the name of the Maison.