Information sheet

GRAPES
Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Nero (30%), from the best Berlucchi estate vineyards, many planted at high density.

HARVEST PERIOD
Final third of August and first third of September.

YIELD
9,000 kg of grapes per hectare with 40% must yield, equivalent to 4,800 bottles per hectare.

VINIFICATION
Gentle, gradual pressing of clusters with fractioning of the must; alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks and oak barrels where malolactic fermentation also takes place and where the wine matures sur lie for 6 months.

MATURATION
assemblage of the cuvée in the spring following harvest, exclusively with wine from that vintage. Second fermentation in the bottles and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 36 months followed by an additional 3 months after disgorgement.

STYLE
Brut.

SIZES AVAILABLE
standard bottle 750 ml, Magnum 1.5 l, Jeroboam 3 l.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

APPEARANCE
abundant, soft mousse with fine, lingering bead.

COLOUR
straw-yellow with antique-gold highlights.

BOUQUET
intense, lingering and complex, with notes of ripe apricot and peach blending into impressions of Chantilly crème.

PALATE
elegant structure, with exceptional balance between its rounded, mature weight and crisp, tangy acidity.

PAIRINGS
enjoy this wine with all courses of the meal, as it enhances the flavour of starters, first courses based on pasta and rice, light white meats, fish and even ripe cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
8-10 °C.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol 12.5% Vol, residual sugar 6.5g/l,
total acidity 7.0g/l, pH 3.20.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED
1987

Berlucchi Vintage 2015

Awards

Vintage Brut - 2011

Franciacorta Millesimato