Origin: Lombardy, Italy
Grape(s): Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Nero (30%), from the best vineyards in the 19 municipal areas of Franciacorta.
Alcohol : 12,5%
Serving Temperature : 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, with the addition of 10% reserve wines from previous vintages. Second fermentation in the bottles and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 18 months followed by an additional 2 months after disgorgement.
A blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir that matures sur lie in the bottle a minimum of 8 months, it release crisp, fragrant notes of citrus, apricot, and summer melon.
APPEARANCE: soft generous mousse with fine, lingering bead.
COLOUR: straw-yellow with subtle greenish hues.
BOUQUET: rich and lingering and complex with floral and fruit notes, and subtle fragrance of yeast and crusty bread.
PALATE: clean-cut and full-bodied with appealing, emphatic fruity notes and fine acidity.