Cesarini Sforza Aquila Reale Riserva 2012

Trento DOC

Since 1734 in Maso Sette Fontane are cultivated grapes of the highest quality. Here Chardonnay, while admiring the Brenta Dolomites, reaches unique characteristics, with a balance and a personality that few vineyards can obtain: structure and elegance, power and finesse. Characteristics capable of being fully emphasized through a long and patient process, the one of Metodo Classico, where details and nuances take on great importance.

The combination of the cultivation site, the suitability of the vine and the experience and expertise of the winemakers – three generations of the same family – make the final result unique. From this terroir comes Aquila Reale, the Cru of Cesarini Sforza.

  • Vine

    100% Chardonnay

  • Production Area

    Maso Sette Fontane, Cembra Valley

  • Exposure and altitude

    West; 500 m ASL

  • Soil

    Full of debris, slightly calcareous, not very deep, loamy, sandy, well-drained

  • Training system

    Simple Trentino pergola
    Organic vineyard

  • Planting density

    4.500 vines/ha

  • Vinification process

    The grapes are harvested by hand into small containers in the first ten days of September, then pressed whole. Only 50% of the must is selected for the Riserva Aquila Reale and rests in the cellar in small French oak containers. During this period, a large part of the wine carries out the malolactic fermentation. The cuvée is made in late spring, which will rest until the summer awaiting the tirage. It is then the turn of the passing days,  months and years to carry out that evolutionary miracle of fragrances, aromas and sensations, which along with a  respectful disgorging and another 6 months in bottles before being put on the market, will be exalted in the glass.

  • Alcohol

    12,5% vol

  • Organoleptic features

    The straw yellow color with golden hues reflects the freshness and the long life of this vintage. To the nose the sweetness of aromas recalls candied fruit, notes of small pastries confectionery with a slightly citrus fruit.

    At disgorgement, the topping off is done only with a small quantity of quantity of liqueur d’éxpedition to respect the typicality of the territory from which the grapes come from. The excellent structure and persistence supported by a pleasing acidity give the sparkling wine great personality and elegance. Power is supported by great finesse and elegance.

Awards

  • Guida Vini de L'Espresso 2024 - 94+ PTS

    Vintage 2012

  • Berliner Wine Trophy 2023 | Winter Tasting - Gold

    Vintage 2012

  • Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2023 - Tre Stelle (91 PTS)

    Vintage 2012

  • Sparkle 2023 - 5 Sfere

    Vintage 2012

  • Falstaff Sparkling Special 2022 - 91 PTS

    Vintage 2012

  • WOW The Italian Wine Competition 2022 - Oro WOW! + Miglior Trentodoc

    Vintage 2012

  • Guida ViniBuoni d'Italia 2023 - 3 Stelle

    Vintage 2012

  • Guida Bibenda 2023 - 5 Grappoli

    Vintage 2012

  • Tom Stevenson Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2022 - Silver

    Vintage 2012

  • 24° Onav Verona Sparkling Wine Festival 2022 - 94 PTS

    Vintage 2012

  • Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia by Doctorwine 2023 - Faccino (95 PTS)

    Vintage 2012

  • The WineHunter Award 2022 - Rosso

    Vintage 2012

  • Luca Maroni Annuario 2023 - 91 PTS

    Vintage 2012

  • The WineHunter Award 2022 - Oro

    Vintage 2011

  • Sparkle 2022 - 5 Sfere

    Vintage 2011

  • Guida Bibenda 2022 - 5 Grappoli

    Vintage 2011

  • Guida Doctor Wine 2022 - 96 PTS + Faccino

    Vintage 2011

  • Tom Stevenson Champagne & Sparkling W.W. Championship 2021 - Silver

    Vintage 2011

  • Wow! The Italian Wine Competition | Civiltà del bere 2011

    Vintage 2011

  • 23° Onav Verona Sparkling Wine Festival 2021 - 98 PTS

    Vintage 2011

  • Sparkle 2021 - 5 Sfere

    Vintage 2010

  • Guida Bibenda 2021 - 5 Grappoli

    Vintage 2010

  • Gambero Rosso Guida ai Vini d'Italia 2021 - 3 Bicchieri

    Vintage 2010

  • Guida Doctor Wine 2021 - 95 PTS + Faccino

    Vintage 2010

  • Vini Buoni d'Italia 2021 - 4 stelle

    Vintage 2010

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