Wine

Franciacorta

Blend: Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir, with the use of Pinot Blanc permitted up to a maximum of 50%.
Characteristics: Secondary fermentation in the bottle with at least 18 months of ageing on the lees; processing and maturation continue for at least 25 months after the harvest. Bottle pressure between 5 and 6 atmospheres.
Tasting notes: Straw yellow with golden tints, fine and persistent effervescence, characteristic bouquet of fermentation in the bottle, hints of bread crust and yeast enriched with delicate notes of citrus and nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, dried figs). Savoury, fresh, fine and harmonious.
Dosages: Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Sec or Dry, Demi-Sec.

Franciacorta Satèn

Blend: Chardonnay (prevalent) and Pinot Blanc up to a maximum of 50%.
Characteristics: The softness of the taste is the result of a careful selection of the base wines and low bottle pressure of below 5 atmospheres. Produced exclusively as a Brut type.
Tasting notes: Fine and persistent, almost creamy effervescence. Pale yellow colour that can also be deep, with greenish tones. Nuanced but distinct fragrance of ripe fruit accompanied by delicate notes of white flowers, dried fruit and toasted but (almond and hazelnut). Its pleasant flavour and freshness harmonise with an innate softness that recalls the delicate sensation of silk.
Dosages: Brut.

Franciacorta Rosé

Blend: Pinot Nero (minimo 25%), Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco (massimo 50%).
Characteristics: Characteristics: the Pinot Noir grapes ferment in contact with the skins for long enough to give the wine the desired colouring. It is produced with Pinot Noir base wine, vinified in rosé that can either be pure (100%) or from a blend of Chardonnay and/or Pinot Blanc base wines.
Tasting notes: The presence of Pinot Noir gives this Franciacorta a particular body and vigour, in addition to the typical aromas of the grape.
Dosages: Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Sec or Dry, Demi-Sec.
Franciacorta, Franciacorta Satèn and Franciacorta Rosé can acquire more personality, complexity and sophistication with longer maturation and ageing periods, as is the case for Franciacorta Millesimato and Franciacorta Riserva.

Franciacorta Millesimato

Characteristics: Characteristics: The word “millesimo” (vintage) indicates that all the wine comes from a single year (minimum 85%). The Millesimato is produced when the year’s production is of particularly high quality and is enhanced by a longer period of fining than that used for the non-vintage Franciacorta. It can only be sold at least 37 months after the harvest.
Tasting notes: Vintage Franciacortas have sensory and taste characteristics that clearly reflect the climatic conditions of the year and the quality of the grapes from that particular vintage.
Dosages: Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, except for Satèn Riserva, which is made only as Brut wine.

Franciacorta Riserva

Characteristics: Franciacorta Riserva is made from particularly excellent Vintage wines, and in order for them to fully unlock the potential of their fragrances and tastes they must remain on the lees for many years. The Regulations demand at least five years, so the Franciacorta Riserva is only released on the market at least 67 months (five and a half years) after the harvest.
Tasting notes: Complex and developed notes resulting from its extended ageing in the bottle.
Dosages: Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, except for Satèn Riserva, which is made only as Brut wine.

Curtefranca DOC White

Blend: Chardonnay grapes (minimum 50%), Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc up to a maximum of 50%.
Tasting notes: Straw yellow colour with green tints and a particularly delicate flavour. The taste is dry, fresh and velvety.

Curtefranca DOC Bianco with Vineyard appellation

Blend: Chardonnay grapes (minimum 50%), Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc up to a maximum of 50%.
The wines honoured with this appellation are made from grapes obtained exclusively from a single vineyard. The grapes take the name of the place where they are grown, which is then also given to the wine.
In order to obtain a white Curtefranca Vigna it is essential to reduce the yield of grapes, which results in wines that have a higher average alcohol content and extract than the other Curtefrancas. It also needs a longer period of time to mature in the bottle, and can’t be marketed until a year after the harvest.

Curtefranca DOC Rosso

Blend: Carmenere and/or Cabernet franc for a minimum of 20%. It also features Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Tasting notes: Bright red with brilliant ruby with purple tints. Dry, vinous and fruity taste.

Curtefranca DOC Rosso with Vineyard appellation

Blend: Carmenere and/or Cabernet franc for a minimum of 20%. It also features Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
To produce red Vineyard Curtefranca it is essential to reduce the yield of grapes, which results in wines that have a higher average alcohol content and extract than the other Curtefrancas. Regulations require barrel-ageing for at least eight months and bottle-ageing for at least six months, meaning that the wine is put on the market no earlier than two years after the harvest.

Igt Sebino

Some wines are granted the status of Sebino Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT), the production area for which covers the entire Franciacorta area. The Regulations provide very wide margins of interpretation for these wines, meaning we can come across examples that are very different from one other, ranging from fresh and immediately pleasant wines to particularly serious wines with great personality.
There are four types of this wine: white, red, young and sweet, as well as in the types that bear the name of the grape variety: Sebino Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Nebbiolo and Barbera.

Franciacorta