Franciacorta Brut NV DOCG
Roberto Gatti opened his first winery, Ferghettina, in 1991, after working as a cellar master and vineyard manager for twenty years in Franciacorta. At the beginning, the winery only had three hectares (7.4 acres) under vine but today, the family manages 180 hectares (445 acres) of vineyards. Roberto’s children – Laura and Matteo, both enologists – work side by side with him, bringing innovative ideas, such as a special square bottle shape, meant to give the wine greater contact with the lees in comparison to round bottles. This shape leads to greater finesse, flavor and aroma, not to mention originality and beauty.
The new state-of-the-art, 64,600-square-foot winery is located in Adro and is totally dedicated to Ferghettina wines.
A non-vintage cuvee blend of grapes fifty different vineyards across Franciacorta. The grapes are sorted for quality and fermented in stainless steel. The wine then ages on its lees for twenty-four months. Fresh, persistent, fragrant and sweet. Ferghettina’s calling card.
Wine exported to
85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Nero
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)
Stainless steel, for 9 months
Aging in bottle:
36 months on lees
A blend of 50 different vineyards
Adro, Erbusco, corte Franca, Cazzago San Martino Franciacorta, Lombardy
90 hectares (222 acres)
Calcareous clay and morenic soil
250 meters (820 feet) above sea level
5,000 plants per hectare
Max 1.5-2 kg per vine
Age of vines:
20 years old on average
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
270,000 regular bottles, plus 10,000 half-bottles and 10,000 magnums
Straw yellow, extremely fresh and persistent, notes of white flowers, nuts and sweet fruit.
Best served at 6-8 °C (42.8-46.4 °F).
Wonderful as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to pasta.
Alcohol cont. 12.5% by vol.; dry extract: 25 g/l; total acidity: 7.3 g/l; residual sugar: 5 g/l
Roberto, Laura and Matteo Gatti