Welcome Demetra Senza Solfiti Aggiunti

18 May 2024

A new arrival in the Demetra line, the Brut Nature created with grapes from historic vineyards: it is the Senza Solfiti Aggiunti (No Added Sulphites), an evolution of Elite, the first Franciacorta without the addition of potassium metabisulphite.

Elite, Chardonnay 100%, was bottled in a special bottle and aged for at least 48 months on the lees; It is precisely thanks to the experience acquired with its complex winemaking that we were able to halve the quantity of sulfites used at Mirabella

Demetra Senza Solfiti Aggiunti, again 100% Chardonnay, maintains the green label but meets the classic champagne bottle and reduces the time on the yeasts to 24 months: a choice that emphasizes its citrus and floral organoleptic notes. Also, its inclusion in the Demetra line, which excludes the dosing syrup, further enhances its freshness.

Alessandro Schiavi, co-owner and winemaker, explains the change as follows: “Chardonnay is the variety that is most affected by climate change in Franciacorta. Despite all the attention we invest in the vineyard, during the second fermentation it tends to evolve more rapidly than a few years ago: to enjoy it at its best it was necessary to reduce the time sur lattes. Demetra Senza Solfiti Aggiunti focuses on agreeableness, but preserves the creaminess and flavor of all our wines”.

Demetra Senza Solfiti Aggiunti is still the only 100% Chardonnay from Franciacorta without added sulfites, while those naturally present are lower than the declaration limit.

The single grape will enrich the Demetra line, which we remind you is made up of the single grape Pinot Bianco and Pinot Noir and the Classic and Rosé vintages. A further step in our project to valorize our old vineyards, a historical, cultural, and productive heritage of Franciacorta.