FRANCIACORTA

BERLUCCHI VINTAGE

Eclectic, versatile

Vintage, or in Italian “millesimato”. A Franciacorta wine to accompany your entire meal, bringing out the flavour of starters, rice and pasta dishes, fine white meats, fish and even mature cheeses.


ASSEMBLY 
70% CHARDONNAY 30% PINOT NERO 
AGING 
36 MONTHS 
DOSAGE 
6 g/l BRUT 

SENTORS 
PEACH 
 
APRICOT 
 
CREAM CHANTILLY 

GRAPES

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

 

YIELD

9,500 kg of grapes per hectare with 40% must yield, equivalent to 5,060 bottles per hectare.

 

VINIFICATION

Gentle, gradual pressing of clusters and fractioning of must; alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks with maturation of the best lots in oak barrique, left to age for 6 months sur lie.

 

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 48 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.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: COLOUR

Straw-yellow with antique-gold highlights.

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: BOUQUET

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

 

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: PALATE

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

 

PAIRINGS

Enjoy this wine with all courses of a meal, since it enhances the flavour of starters, first courses based on pasta and rice, lighter meats, fish and even aged cheeses.

 

SERVING TEMPERATURE

10-12°C.

LINEA BERLUCCHI CUVÉE IMPERIALE

This is the first ever Franciacorta, the best-known and best-loved Metodo Classico wine. A symbol of the Berlucchi style around the world, for over half a century it has embodied the art of sharing moments of celebration. Its qualities make it an excellent choice as an aperitif, with dinner, and for sweet moments.

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