• FRANCIACORTA BRUT

    Le Cantorie has always been focused on the production of Franciacorta wines of great quality. For this reason, its Brut boasts minimum refinements of 30 months, 12 months more than the 18 imposed by the Franciacorta specification. The time spent on the yeasts awakens in the wine new harmonies, all to be experienced. 

    This Franciacorta is obtained with classic method from selected Chardonnay (80%) and Pinot noir (20%) grapes, and it gathers all the characteristics of the territory. It is a complex product: fragrant, savoury and mineral, with a very thin perlage, and fragrances of fruits and yeast, elegant and refined on the palate. 

    It is an excellent sparkling wine, suitable as appetizer but also for the whole meal.

    VINTAGE: 2015

    GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

    PAIRINGS: aperitif, pasta, fish dishes, especially with shellfish.

    75cl  C$45.00 plus 13% HST     

    Orders only by the case or mixed case of 6 bottles 

     

  • FRANCIACORTA ROSÈ

    Our Rosé comes exclusively from Pinot noir grapes, grown at the top of the hill of Gussago named La Cudola - 300 meters high. It is a classic method dedicated to our maternal grandmother Rosi, which left a strong mark in the Bontempi family. 

    Thanks to the favourable exposure, the grapes are harvested in the first half of August and then vinified; in this phase the must, left in contact with its skins for about ten hours, acquires its characteristic pink colour, with copper nuances. Afterwards, about seven months after the harvest, the wine is bottled with the addition of selected yeasts and left in refinement for about 30 months. 

    A structured wine, with a strong, full and captivating taste, given by the employment of Pinot Noir grapes only. It has an intense and tempting scent of rose, small red fruits and strawberry, that matches perfectly with both

    VINTAGE: 2015

    GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir

    PAIRINGS: meat and fish dishes, especially with shellfish.

    75cl  C$49.00 plus 13% HST 

    Orders only by the case or mixed case of 6 bottles 

  • FRANCIACORTA SATEN

    Silkiness, finesse and elegance: these are the main characteristics of our Saten. The most demanding connoisseurs will certainly love its intense and fruity scent, with nuances of bread crust, and its full taste, sweet and fresh at the same time. The secret of this wine – produced only in Franciacorta and only from Chardonnay grapes – is the long aging period: the bottles of Saten spend 36 months on their yeasts, one year longer than the minimum times indicated in the procedural guideline.

    The lower pressure in the bottle (5 atm), moreover, gives this wine a very fine and creamy perlage, capable of awakening real "emotions of taste", obtained thanks to a masterly vinification process which sees 10% of the base must fermented and aged in small oak barrels for three months.

    VINTAGE: 2015

    GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay

    PAIRINGS: appetizer but also with the whole meal.

    75cl  C$49.00 plus 13% HST   

    Orders only by the case or mixed case of 6 bottles 

A family passion

The love for the land, for the vine and for its products has accompanied the Bontempi family for generations. The figure of the grandfather Luigi Bontempi, nicknamed "Balenc" (staggering in local dialect) since he was a child, was undoubtedly the very first inspiration for the birth of this new winemaking reality. He transmitted his care and passion for the vineyard to his son Emiliano, who, with the strong support of his wife Maria – owner of the company – and the fresh enthusiasm of his daughters Erika and Elisabetta – production manager –, has carried out the realization of an ambitious project that continues to smell like home.

Tradition meets innovation: our philosophy​

The strong connection to the most genuine local tradition and to the territory is not only evident from the family history, but it emerges also from the choice of the name of the winery. The expression "le cantorie" comes directly from the local dialect and, according to the local elders, derives from the endless singing of the cicadas that animates the hill during the harvest period.
The sweet memory of the past, however, meets in the company, a strong interest in modernity, innovation and functionality. New organization, new spaces and new production techniques are harmoniously integrated in what appears to be an eighteenth-century castle, creating an evocative framework.
The successful union of these two instances is reflected in the structure, made with local stone extracted directly from the hill with a view to the promotion of territory and of eco-sustainability, that contribute to build our identity.

The Winery

The annual production of Le Cantorie currently reaches 75,000 bottles, obtained exclusively through the direct processing of grapes from our own vineyards.
The range of Franciacorta wines offered by our winery includes only vintage wines, which boast long aging periods of at least thirty months, a time much longer than the one imposed by the DOCG production rules. Not only Franciacorta, anyway: the promotion of the red wines typical of the area has a leading role in our production, which includes valuable, full-bodied and well-structured reserves.

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EDI CONSULTING 

3-32 Glenholme Avenue, Toronto M6H3A9, Ontario Canada.