Kerin O’Keefe
WINE ENTHUSIAST

Made with Chardonnay and without dosage, this focused, compelling sparkler opens with delicate, inviting aromas of yellow apple, chamomile, hay and bread crust. Bone dry and loaded with finesse, the radiant, savory palate delivers creamy golden apple, yellow pear, almond and tangy saline mineral notes alongside a gracious, silky perlage. Bright acidity and a hint of lemon-zest pick-up the finish.

FRANCIACORTA

BERLUCCHI ’61 NATURE BLANC DE BLANCS

2015
Complex, essential

The natural refinement of a 100% Chardonnay vintage, with zero dosage, makes it suitable throughout a meal. It gives its best alongside complex aperitifs, seafood dishes, risottos, fish dishes, white meats and medium-aged cheeses.

 


Kerin O’Keefe
WINE ENTHUSIAST

Made with Chardonnay and without dosage, this focused, compelling sparkler opens with delicate, inviting aromas of yellow apple, chamomile, hay and bread crust. Bone dry and loaded with finesse, the radiant, savory palate delivers creamy golden apple, yellow pear, almond and tangy saline mineral notes alongside a gracious, silky perlage. Bright acidity and a hint of lemon-zest pick-up the finish.


ASSEMBLY 
100% CHARDONNAY 
AGING 
5 YEARS 
DOSAGE 
0 g/l ZERO DOSAGE 

SENTORS 
JUICY PLUM 
 
LIME FLOWERS 
 
CARAMELIZED HAZELNUT 
5 Grappoli
Bibenda
93 Points
Doctor Wine
91 Points
James Suckling
94 Points
Wine Enthusiast
91 Points
Decanter World Wine Awards

GRAPES

Chardonnay (100%), grown in the central parcel of the estate Arzelle vineyard, planted to a high density of 10,000 vines/hectare.

 

YIELD

8,500 kg of grapes/hectare, with a must yield of 30%, equivalent to 3,400 bottles/hectare.

 

VINIFICATION

The whole clusters are pressed gently and slowly, yielding various fractions of must. Fermentation is in steel, then the finest lots mature sur lie in oak barrels for 6 months.

 

MATURATION

In the spring following the harvest, the cuvée is assembled, with 100% of the wine of that harvest. The final blend re-ferments in the final bottle and matures sur lie a minimum of 5 years, followed by a further 6 months’ bottle-ageing after disgorging.

 

STYLE

Zero dosage.

 

SIZES AVAILABLE

Standard bottle 750 ml.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: APPEARANCE

Abundant, creamy mousse; sinuous, slender bead; and subtle, long-lingering crown at the rim.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: COLOUR

Intense straw-yellow edged with antique-gold highlights.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: BOUQUET

Dense and emphatic bouquet, with generous lime blossom, peach and apricot, and evolved impressions of fresh-baked petits fours.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: PALATE

A vivacious acidity bolsters a finely-sculpted, emphatic structure, and an energy-laden, richly-flavoured finish provides a tangy, sensory tension.

 

PAIRINGS

This vintage-dated Millesimato can be enjoyed throughout a meal. It will be at its best partnered with elaborate aperitif assortments, seafood, and risottos; with main courses of fish, poultry, and veal, as well as medium-aged cheeses.

 

SERVING TEMPERATURE

10-12 °C.

ALL BERLUCCHI '61 NATURE

Produced only with zero dosage, it expresses the hidden nature of Franciacorta with elegant sophistication. Aged in the bottle for at least 5 years, it is the choice of the most demanding connoisseurs, who appreciate the precise and essential nuances of a wine made without compromise.

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