Alison Napjus

A rich and creamy Franciacorta that remains fresh and graceful thanks to a backbone of mouthwatering acidity. Offers a crowd-pleasing mix of baked melon, lemon-infused pastry cream, chopped hazelnut and candied ginger.

JAMES SUCKLING

A fresh and endearing Franciacorta with bright pears and freshly squeezed oranges. Touch of off-dryness, but some finely judged acidity to balance, as well as hints of marzipan. Drink now.

Kerin O’Keefe

This refined sparkler opens with heady aromas of white wild flower, citrus and a whiff of bread crust. On the lively palate, fresh acidity brightens creamy white peach, Golden Delicious apple and lemon drop. A brioche note wraps up the finish.

FRANCIACORTA
BERLUCCHI ’61 EXTRA BRUT
Elegant, refined

For those in search of a true classic, here is a wine that works both as an aperitif and throughout a meal. It will bring out the flavours of a variety of dishes, from rice and pasta to white meats or fresh and medium-aged cheeses, without ever overpowering them. It goes well with a number of traditional Franciacorta recipes, from casoncelli (stuffed ravioli) to lake fish (perch and char).


Alison Napjus

A rich and creamy Franciacorta that remains fresh and graceful thanks to a backbone of mouthwatering acidity. Offers a crowd-pleasing mix of baked melon, lemon-infused pastry cream, chopped hazelnut and candied ginger.

JAMES SUCKLING

A fresh and endearing Franciacorta with bright pears and freshly squeezed oranges. Touch of off-dryness, but some finely judged acidity to balance, as well as hints of marzipan. Drink now.

Kerin O’Keefe

This refined sparkler opens with heady aromas of white wild flower, citrus and a whiff of bread crust. On the lively palate, fresh acidity brightens creamy white peach, Golden Delicious apple and lemon drop. A brioche note wraps up the finish.


ASSEMBLY 
85% CHARDONNAY 15% PINOT NOIR 
AGING 
24 MONTHS 
DOSAGE 
5 g/l EXTRA BRUT 

SENTORS 
PEACH 
 
LYTCHEE 
 
PEAR 
 
CITRUS FRUITS 
Red
The Wine Hunter
89 Points
James Suckling
92 Points
Wine Enthusiast
90 Points
Wine Spectator
91 Points
Decanter World Wine Awards

GRAPES

Chardonnay (85%) e Pinot Noir (15%), from the best vineyards in the 19 municipal areas of Franciacorta.

 

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, with the contribution of 20% of reserve wines expertly divided between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Second fermentation in the bottles and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 24 months followed by an additional 2 months after disgorgement.

 

STYLE

Extra Brut.

 

SIZES AVAILABLE

Standard bottle 750 ml, half-bottle 375 ml, Magnum 1.5l, Jeroboam 3l, Methusalem 6 l, Balthazar 12 l, Nebuchadnezzar 15 l.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: APPEARANCE

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

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: COLOUR

Straw-yellow with greenish highlights.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: BOUQUET

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

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: 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.

ALL BERLUCCHI '61

These refined versions evoke the elegant and easygoing mood of the fabulous Sixties, when the first Franciacorta was created in the Berlucchi cellars. A line dedicated to those looking for something extra, without foregoing the lightness of the good times together. It is ideal for aperitifs, but also for lunches and dinners where nothing must be left to chance.

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