Information sheet

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

HARVEST PERIOD
mid-August to early September.

YIELD
9,500 kg of grapes per hectare with 60% must yield, equivalent to 7,600 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, with the addition of 10% reserve wines from previous vintages. Second fermentation in the bottles and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 18 months followed by an additional 2 months after disgorgement.

STYLE
Demi Sec.

SIZES AVAILABLE
standard bottle 750 ml.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

APPEARANCE
soft generous mousse with fine, lingering bead.

COLOUR
straw-yellow with subtle greenish hues.

BOUQUET
full, appealing and refined, releasing delicious notes of petits fours, acacia and lime blossom.

PALATE
lightly sweet, well rounded and harmonious, complemented by a crisp acidity.

PAIRINGS
ideal with desserts, biscuits, all kinds of cakes, fruit and jam pastries, fresh fruit cups.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
6-8 °C.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol 12% Vol, residual sugar 40g/l, total acidity 7g/l, pH 3.15.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED
1995

Cuvée Imperiale Demi Sec

Awards

Cuvée Imperiale Demi Sec

Franciacorta