Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG
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
- 2013 | Wine Enthusiast92
- 2014 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaCorona
- 2009 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
- 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
Aging in bottle:
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