Ca d’Or is a brand and a winery producing high-quality sparkling wines from the Franciacorta DOCG and Veneto areas.
Read on as we discover its origin, people, and passion.
Ca’ d’Or is a distinctive sign that aims at combining history, quality and creativity. As evidence of these three qualities, a precious mask is decorated on bottles, bringing us back to the Venetian origin of the brand.
A long history marked in relief on the glass of Ca’ d’Or bottles.
The sparkling wines are contained in bottles with their own design, between beauty and functionality, decorated with a mask, indelible symbol of the ancient history of Ca’ d’Or brand.
That same elegance characterized the style of ancient noble families of Italian Earls.
Ca’ d’Or brand has split into two main production methods, each one with different types of wine. Each bottle has, therefore, a different color indicating the kind of product.
Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes
Browse below our wine reviews, tasting notes and comments on Ca d’Or wines:
Lombardy for Franciacorta DOCG and Veneto on the lessini Voulcan hills for Lessini Durello DOC.
Climate is mild in Lombardy and beside the Lessini Mountains fresher and higher lands, both mitigated by the lakes, Franciacorta by Iseo Lake while Lessini are by the Lake of Garda.
Lombardy moraine amphitheatre formed during the ice age (in the Secondary and Tertiary geological ages) due to the effect of a large glacier which, coming from Val Camonica, divided into two branches immediately after the basin of the lake, with a small one to the east and one much larger and more important to the west.
In Veneto in (Terrossa di Ronca) are the Lessini Mountains’ terroir that leaves a profound imprint on the wines, particularly in the Lessini Durello D.O.C. ones. Those express the volcanic character of the region. The high hillside vineyards complete the picture, with a favorable effect on the vineyards’ exposure, ventilation and the differences between day- and night-time temperatures. These factors impact on the freshness and aromatic qualities of sparkling wines.
Vineyards and grape varieties
In Franciacorta roughly 15 hectares while in Veneto almost 13 hectares
Percentage of each grape variety:
The two grape varieties are the most common ones for sparkling wines in the area and thrive on the moraine hills.
- Veneto: Durella 100%
The volcanic soil gives sparkling wines great minerality that is typical of this region’s soils.
The building is dated 1500, and is one of the most ancient borough in all Franciacorta.
Beside it is a modern winery located in Terrossa di Ronca, where are produced the Lessini Durello DOC bubblies.
The total production capacity is of 400,000 bottles per year of which 180.000 bottles of Franciacorta and 220.000 of Lessini Durello DOC.
Only steel tanks are used for Lessini Durello DOC wines, while in Franciacorta Slavonian wine barrels are filled with the Riserva wine, beside the steel tanks where the wine stay for a minimum of 6 months.
Volcanic soils are exceptional in every sense of the word. They represent 1% of the Earth’s surface, but offer sustenance to 10% of the world’s population. They are composed of tuffs and basalts that are rich in iron, magnesium and a whole host of other micro-elements which, through the grapes, are transferred into the wine, giving it a characteristic mineral tang. Because of their porosity, volcanic soils are capable of accumulating water and heat from the sun, re-releasing them as and when necessary. They are also rich in substances that are nutritional for the vines and act as a natural barrier for any diseases in the soil. For these reasons viticulture on volcanic soils calls for little external intervention and is therefore more sustainable from an ecological point of view. Italy is the country with the greatest variety of volcanic regions, yet those that boast a history of grape-growing can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Among these one can certainly include the Lessini area, very close to Soave, as being one of the most interesting in Northern Italy.
Harvest is made by hand to preserve the quality of Ca’d’Or Blanc de Blanc Millesimato wine.
The planting strategy has been consolidated in keeping with an average density of between 4,500 and 6,000 plants/ha, with some extreme densities of up to 10,000 vines per hectare.
Today it is not disputed that the “grape quality” factor is linked to a limited production per vine, around 1.5 to 2Kg of grapes per plant.
The current appellation requirements impose spur training, with guyot pruning or pruned-spur cordon training, and a minimum density of 4,500 plants per hectare. The consortium regulations, as always, are more restrictive, indicating a minimum investment of 5,000 plants per hectare.
The harvest is made by hand.
- Owner: Stefano Rangoni
- Winemaker: Maurizio Corbelli
- Consultant: Marco Zizioli
- Other key actors of the property: Stefano Rangoni that is dedicated to develop the sales in Italy and for the foreign markets, beside Gabriele Lazzari dedicated to production.
Stefano decided to introduce the Lessini Durello wine to the winery’s production. It is now one of the most important wine.
Gabriele ensures the quality of the production together with Maurizio.
The team is the strength of Ca’d’Or.
Cellar door information
The Cellar is open from 9:30 am till 6:00 pm, and counts with 7 rooms and a restaurant where tours can be organized.
The meeting room can host up to 100 people.
Ca d’Or on the Web & Social Media
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