Contadi Castaldi - Rose Brut label
Contadi Castaldi - Rose Brut bottle

Contadi Castaldi - Rose Brut NV

Rose Sparkling Wine
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Item# 83451-NV

Product Ratings

James Suckling 93pt
Robert Parker 90pt
Wine Enthusiast 90pt


Stony soil, moderately calcareous.


Soft pressing after cold (54/76f) maceration of about 3-4 hours. Cold settling. Inoculation with selected yeast. Fermentation of 20 days in stainless steel. Partial malolactic fermentation. The still wine ages for 7 months in steel and barriques. Aged for 24-30 months sur lie.


Contadi Castaldi is one of the leading sparkling wine producers in Franciacorta, a region in the province of Brescia, Lombardy blessed with fertile soils, formerly used as brick and concrete quarries. Founded by the Moretti family, focusing on intensive research, innovation and a dynamic attitude which greatly differentiated Contadi Castaldi from any other winery in Franciacorta. The winery’s name refers to the ancient history of the area where the “Contadi” were small counties known for their outstanding agricultural products, and the “Castaldi” were the lords who governed those lands.

Technical data

Grapes Chardonnay 65%, Pinot Nero 35%
Origin A particularly exposed and windy position, stony soil, moderately calcareous, excellent drainage
Cultivation systems Guyot
Plant density 5000 vines per hectare
Yield 100 quintals of grape per hectare
Wine yield 65% or 65hl per hectare
Average age of vines 20 years
Harvest period Late august, early september
Vinification: Soft pressing after cold (17/18°C) maceration of about 3 - 4 hours
Cold settling
Inoculation with selected yeast
Fermentation of 20 days in stainless steel
Partial malolactic fermentation
First ageing 7 months, partly in steel and partly in barrique
Stabilisation Cold static
Bottling (draft) May
Ageing on the lees From 24 to 30 months
Disgorgement From July
Ageing after disgorgement 3 - 4 months
Dosage 5 grams per litre