Franciacorta Extra Brut 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.
As it is a Riserva, the grapes for this sparkling wine come from the oldest and finest vineyards. Chardonnay and Pinot Nero grapes are carefully selected, vinified and blended after the winemakers taste each plot. It ages sixty-nine months on its lees and features intense aromas of almonds, vanilla and candied fruit.
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Most recent awards
- 2009 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
- 2007 | Wine Enthusiast93
- 2007 | Wine Advocate91
80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir
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16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)
Stainless steel, for 9 months
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69 months on lees
A blend of 5 different vineyards
Adro and Erbusco Franciacorta, Lombardy
250 meters (820 feet) above sea level
5,000 plants per hectare
Max 1.5-2 kg per vine
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Golden in color with tiny, persistent perlage, very intense aromas of almonds, vanilla and candied fruit. Beautiful balance of delicateness and length.
Best served at 6-8 °C (42.8-46.4 °F).
Pairs brilliantly with salumi, meat and cheese.
Alcohol cont. 12.5% by vol.; dry extract: 24 g/l; total acidity: 7.1 g/l; residual sugar: 1.5 g/l
Roberto, Laura and Matteo Gatti