Information sheet

GRAPES
70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, grown in the estate vineyards of Arzelle, Rovere, San Carlo, and Ragnoli, all planted to a high density of 10,000 vines per hectare.

HARVEST PERIOD
Final third of August 2013.

YIELD
9,200 kg of grapes per hectare, with a yield in must of 30%, equivalent to 3,680 bottles per hectare.

VINIFICATION
Gentle, gradual whole-cluster pressing, yielding must fractions, followed by fermentation in steel, then maturation of the finest lots, which rest six months sur lie in oak barrels.

MATURATION
Assemblage in the following spring of the cuvée, exclusively from the same vintage year, followed by a secondary fermentation in the bottle and maturation sur lie for a minimum of five years, then an additional 6 months in the bottle after disgorgement.

STYLE
pas dosé

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

APPEARANCE
Creamy, rich mousse, with a slender, sinuous bead of pin-point bubbles ending in a pale, long-lasting crown in the flute.

COLOUR
Intense, copper-shot straw-yellow.

BOUQUET
Complex and refined, marked by ripe, yellow-fleshed fruit and candied citrus that meld into fragrant pan brioche.

PALATE
A full body and firm structure are hallmarks of this wine, supported by a vibrant acidity, and the richly-flavoured finish caps its energy-laden, taut progression.

PAIRINGS
This vintage-dated Franciacorta is delicious throughout a meal: with impressive antipasto presentations, and with main courses of fish, veal and poultry, and medium-aged cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
10-12 °C.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol 12.5%; Residual sugar: trace; Total acidity 7.10 g/l; pH 3.12.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED
2009

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