Information sheet

GRAPES
Chardonnay (90%) e Pinot Nero (10%), from the best vineyards in the 19 municipal areas of Franciacorta.

HARVEST PERIOD
from middle ten days of August to the first ten days of September.

YIELD
9,000 kg of grapes per hectare with 55% must yield, equivalent to 6,600 bottles per hectare.

VINIFICATION
gentle, gradual pressing of clusters with fractioning of the must; alcoholic fermentation in steel vats.

MATURATION
assemblage of the cuvée in the spring following harvest. Second fermentation in the bottles and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 24 months followed by an additional 2 months after disgorgement.

STYLE
Brut.

SIZES AVAILABLE
standard bottle 750 ml, half-bottle 375 ml, Magnum 1.5l, Jeroboam 3l, Mathusalem 6 l, Balthazar 12 l, Nebuchadnezzar 15 l.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

APPEARANCE
soft mousse with long-lasting cordon around the glass; fine, lingering bead.

COLOUR
straw-yellow with greenish highlights.

BOUQUET
crisp, rich and elegant, fairly lengthy, with apple and pear fruit and a pleasing citrus hint in the finish.

PALATE
displays exceptional freshness and zesty acidity with a velvet texture and fine balance, concluding with appealing notes of citrus.

PAIRINGS
perfect as an aperitif and throughout the meal, pairing beautifully with typical recipes of the Franciacorta area, such as casoncelli (ravioli) and fresh-water fish (perch and char). It brings out the best qualities of dishes based on rice, pasta, white meats, fresh and medium-aged cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
6-8 °C.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol 12.5% Vol, residual sugar 7g/l, total acidity 7g/l, pH 3.14.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED
2009

’61 Brut – sans anée