Origin: Lombardy, Italy
Grape(s): Pinot Nero (60%) and Chardonnay (40%) from thebest vineyards in the 19 municipal areas of Franciacorta.
Alcohol : 12,5%
Serving Temperature : 6-8 °C
Bottle Size: 150 cl.
Carton: x 3
Winemaking: gentle, gradual pressing of clusters with fractioning of the must; alcoholic fermentation in steel vats. A few hours’ maceration of the Pinot Nero on the skins (rosé maceration) to emphasize the aromas and hue of the grape variety.
Aging: assemblage of the cuvée in the spring following harvest. Second fermentation in the bottles and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 24 months followed by an additional 2 months after disgorgement.
The aperitif wine that is the choice of those who search out intriguing sensations.
Distinctive for its intense rose-petal pink, luminous and crystal-clear, it offers vibrant notes of wild berry and appealingly youthful, heady favours. This blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay matures sur lie in the bottle a minimum of 24 months.
APPEARANCE: soft , foamy mousse with long-lasting cordon around the glass; fine, lingering bead.
COLOUR: intense pink, varies slightly according to the vintage, due to the different ripeness levels of phenolic compounds in the Pinot Nero.
BOUQUET: elegant hints of wild berries and ripe fruit, nicely blended with subtle nuances of yeast and crusty bread. Heady, warm quality from the brief Pinot Nero maceration on the skins during vinification.
PALATE: refined and elegant with exceptional acidity and full body. The acidity is balanced well by the medium-high sugar content.