Walter Speller
JANCIS ROBINSON (UK)

Mid straw with fine beads rising to the surface. Fresh, pure citrus and pear fruit on the nose. Great freshness and gorgeus lemony energy on the palate. Long lasting, fresh and, no other word for this, dynamic palate. Gorgeous, long and giving champagne a run for its money. That is very rare in Franciacorta. Lots of potential.

Alison Napjus
WINE SPECTATOR

This bursts with ripe pineapple and tangerine fruit, followed by almond skin and honeycomb notes, with a rich streak of racy salinity. Lacy in texture and well-balanced, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. 8,000 cases made, 700 cases imported.

FRANCIACORTA
BERLUCCHI ’61 NATURE
2016
Complex, essential

Dedicated to the most attentive connoisseurs, it is a vintage with zero dosage that, when paired, enhances complex first courses and filled pastas, main courses of meats and poached fish, and aged cheeses as well.


Walter Speller
JANCIS ROBINSON (UK)

Mid straw with fine beads rising to the surface. Fresh, pure citrus and pear fruit on the nose. Great freshness and gorgeus lemony energy on the palate. Long lasting, fresh and, no other word for this, dynamic palate. Gorgeous, long and giving champagne a run for its money. That is very rare in Franciacorta. Lots of potential.

Alison Napjus
WINE SPECTATOR

This bursts with ripe pineapple and tangerine fruit, followed by almond skin and honeycomb notes, with a rich streak of racy salinity. Lacy in texture and well-balanced, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. 8,000 cases made, 700 cases imported.


ASSEMBLY 
70% CHARDONNAY 30% PINOT NERO 
AGING 
5 YEARS 
DOSAGE 
0 g/l ZERO DOSAGGIO  

SENTORS 
MELON 
 
APRICOT 
 
CITRUS CANDIED 
 
PETITS FOUR 
3 bicchieri
3 bicchieri
92 points
92 points
corona gialla
corona gialla
96 points
96 points
Rosa Oro
Rosa Oro
5 sfere
5 sfere
4 viti
4 viti
92 points
92 points
94 points
94 points
2 prosit
2 prosit

GRAPES

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

 

YIELD

8,000 kg of grapes/hectare, with 30%
yield in must, equivalent to 3,200 bottles/hectare.

 

VINIFICATION

The clusters are given a gradual, gentle pressing, yielding multi-quality fractions of must. Fermentation is in stainless steel, then the finest lots of wine mature 6 months sur lie in oak barrels.

 

MATURATION

The cuvée is assembled, in the spring following the harvest, with base wines 100% of the same growing year. The wine re-ferments and matures sur lie in the bottle for a minimum of 5 years, followed by a further 6 months after disgorging.

 

STYLE

Zero dosage.

 

SIZES AVAILABLE

750ml standard bottle and 1.5 l. magnum.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: APPEARANCE

Generous, creamy mousse with a delicate, supple bead and a lingering crown of pin-point bubbles.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: COLOUR

Intense straw yellow, with impressive herita- ge-gold highlights.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: BOUQUET

Stylish and elegant, opening to ripe apricot and melon, which yield to fresh-baked petits fours and citrussy notes of candied citron.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: PALATE

Superbly balanced, with a magisterial structure, judicious acidity, dynamic progression, and long-linge- ring, savoury finish that all combine to create a wine with a stunning, complex personality.

 

PAIRINGS

Heightens the character of elaborate first courses and filled pastas, main courses of meats and poached fish, and aged cheeses as well.

 

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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