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.


Wine exported to

USA, Poland

Most recent awards

  • 2013 | Wine Spectator90
  • 2013 | Wine Enthusiast92
  • 2012 | Wine Advocate90
  • 2009 | International Wine Cellar93
Grape Varieties:

100% Pinot Nero

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)

Malolactic fermentation:

No

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

Stainless steel, for 9 months

Aging in bottle:

36 months on lees

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Vineyards

Vineyard name:

A blend of 20 different vineyards

Vineyard location:

Adro , Erbusco and Passirano Franciacorta, Lombardy

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay

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

Age of vines:

25 years

Time of harvest:

Mid-August

First vintage of this wine:

2001

Total yearly production (in bottles):

45,000, plus 1,000 magnums

Tasting notes:

Tiny, persistent perlage; very elegant aromas with notes of raspberries and blackberries; outstanding structure and length.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 6-8 °C (42.8-46.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs wonderfully with salumi or meat.

Aging potential:

10-15 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 12.5% by vol.; dry extract: 28 g/l; total acidity: 7.1 g/l: residual sugar: 5 g/l

Winemaker:

Roberto, Laura and Matteo Gatti