Franciacorta Rosé 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.
Pure Pinot Nero grapes from twenty carefully selected vineyards in Franciacorta. Each vineyard’s yield is carefully vinified separately with partial skin maceration to achieve the characteristic rosy pink color. The cuvée is blended the following spring, and the wine ages on its lees for thirty-six months. Tiny, persistent perlage, very elegant aromas of raspberries and blackberries, outstanding structure and length.
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Most recent awards
- 2013 | Wine Spectator90
- 2013 | Wine Enthusiast92
- 2012 | Wine Advocate90
- 2009 | International Wine Cellar93
100% 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 20 different vineyards
Adro , Erbusco and Passirano 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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First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
45,000, plus 1,000 magnums
Tiny, persistent perlage; very elegant aromas with notes of raspberries and blackberries; outstanding structure and length.
Best served at 6-8 °C (42.8-46.4 °F).
Pairs wonderfully with salumi or meat.
Alcohol cont. 12.5% by vol.; dry extract: 28 g/l; total acidity: 7.1 g/l: residual sugar: 5 g/l
Roberto, Laura and Matteo Gatti