Its brilliant gold hue and dense, creamy bead of pin-point bubbles are every bit as refined as its intense, clean-edged aromatics.


Appearing an intense gold, Satèn initially releases generously- forward fruit of mandarin and candied ginger, only to quickly summon up a majestic personality deep with scents of butter caramels and macadamias, shot through with a shimmering vein of tropical fruit. With a depth not unlike that of a well of crystalline wate, the palate nevertheless boasts an elegant audacity perfectly expressive of chardonnay’s genius for evolving, with a perduring earthy minerality cossetted and smoothed by sun-blest summer fruit. Creamy and beguiling, it continues its protean evolution in the flute, in a duet of petit fours and light-footed crystallised fruit, all in an atmosphere of radiant, vivacious joy.

Grapes and vineyards

An unceasing striving for quality in harmony with nature

The Chardonnay grapes are grown in estate vineyards, facing east-southeast. Flat and slightly rolling area in the morainic area, with loose, medium-fertile soils and medium-deep pebble admixture.

On exit, green as freshly-clipped shoots, and equally vibrant.

The mousse of this Satèn, richly complex, motile, and quicksilver, offers homogeneous spherules of the most miniscule calibre, of a pristine whiteness. The very delicate bead, at first hesitant but then resolute, crystallises into a fabulous, finely-laced crown. The nose is sculpted from white- and golden-fleshed fruit, exciting spring wildflowers, vanilla and pastry crème, nor does it lack the immature crispness of green leaves, and summer’s shadowed canopies. The tiniest hint of cane sugar syrup draws out and balances its progression. Purest silk is tactile on the palate, from the very first drop, delicately saline, in prey to its seductive effervescence, both sly and cheerful from the very start. Then, at once, it expands dense and rubicund, although it preserves the clean dryness and reserve classic to elegance. On exit, green as freshly-clipped shoots, and equally vibrant.

Stefano Caffarri

Technical features

White-wine process, utilisation of membrane press, with separation of 1st and 2nd pressings. After 12 hours of static settling at 15°C, inoculation with cultured yeasts and cool-temperature fermentation in steel, and in small barrels. Partial malolactic fermentation, and racking before assemblageof the Cuvée. In spring the liqueur de tirage is added, the bottle receives crowncap, and is laid down to develop effervescence.

Maturation ageing
The tiered-up bottles remain in our cellars for at least 36 months before riddling. The sediment is then removed and they are given the Brut-style liqueur d’expedition, then corked and wired. This Franciacorta then rests in the bottle a further three months before release.

12,5% vol.

Component grape varieties

Vineyard location and exposure
In our estate vineyards with east-southeast exposure.

Soil profile
Flat and rolling land in morainic deposit, of medium fertility, loose, with good texture to medium-depth

Trainig system

Yield per hectare
80 quintals of grapes/hectare = 52 hectolitres/hectare.

Hand picked from 20 to 30 August.

Year first produced

0.75 L (29,96) – 1.5 L (1,000) – 3 L (100)

Franciacorta Wines Collection


Right from its entry, it conquers the palate and keeps it hostage, light-hearted yet firmly, progressing to a finale that is forthright and self-assured. Lush and eminently enjoyable.


It lopes towards the finish, with a joy that is open-handed, extroverted, and radiant, formidably tenacious and appealing. Festive at every sip.

Pas Dosé

Held tight by an embracing stream, as a bird flight at sunset. The light beams forth, direct and unencumbered.


The debut of this new cuvée made solely from organically-grown grapes pays homage to the quintessence of the vineyard and to the utter harmony of nature’s components.


With maturity to spare, and a magisterial vigour, an experience that grants the excitement of a revelation.


Quintessential maturity and elation, enfolded in a close-woven silken cocoon, a farewell embrace that is tight, clean, precise. Near-endless and riveting.


A vibrant, clean-edged acidity provides impressive drive to the regal palate