Franciacorta Brut Milledì DOCG

A cuvee made from at least ten different Chardonnay vineyards in Franciacorta that screams minerality and flavor. Each vineyard is vinified separately and blended in spring. It ages thirty-six months and in fact the name means, “one thousand days,” for the time it spends on its lees. Elegant and persistent perlage with zesty citrus aromas are hallmarks of this traditionally made sparkler.


Wine exported to

USA

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Wine Enthusiast93
  • NV | International Wine Cellar91
  • 2009 | Wine Advocate90
Grape Varieties:

100% Chardonnay

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

7-10 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)

Maceration technique:

None

Malolactic fermentation:

No

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

Stainless steel, for 9 months

Aging in bottle:

36 months on lees in bottle

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Vineyards

Vineyard name:

A blend of 10 different vineyards

Vineyard location:

Adro and Erbusco Franciacorta, Lombardy

Vineyard size:

15 hectares (37 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay and morainic soil

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

250 meters (820 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,000 plants per hectare

Yield:

Max 1.5-2 kg per vine

Exposure:

Various

Years planted:

Various, but around 1999

Age of vines:

20 years old on average

Time of harvest:

Mid-August

First vintage of this wine:

2007

Total yearly production (in bottles):

50,000

Tasting notes:

Straw yellow, with gold and green reflections and tiny, persistent perlage. On the palate, elegant notes of citrus fruit and a minerally freshness; a long finish.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 6-8 °C (42.8-46.4 °F).

Food pairings:

As an aperitif, with appetizers or fish, white meat, risotto, even as an all-around wine.

Aging potential:

10-15 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont.12.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Roberto, Laura and Matteo Gatti