ORIGINS

This stretch of land was named Franciacorta from the long stay of the French under the Emperor Charlemagne since the year 774.

On the hills of the Franciacorta, vines have been planted since Roman Emes, about in 150 b.c.

Franciacorta Origins in Lombardy
Hills from 50 m. to 410 m, is a moraine amphitheater of the secondary era.

Chardonnay
Pinot Nero
Pinot Bianco

FRANCIACORTA GRAPES

grapes grown within the boundaries of the territory of Franciacorta

The territory is a moraine amphitheater of the secondary era, formed as a result of the movements of expansion and retreat of a large glacier.

The story of Franciacorta

At the beginning of 1400 there was…

At the beginning of 1400 there was a big agricultural development and the concentration of viticulture in the hilly suburban area.

In 1570 the doctor Gerolamo Conforti, from Franciacorta, wrote one of the first publications on the bottle fermentation for the preparation of sparkling wines.

In 1852 the Treaty on the wines of Gabriele Rosa reports Franciacorta wine as “most excellent, vigorous and sweet”.

While it boasts a long history, the new course of winemaking in Franciacorta began at the beginning of the 1960 with the birth of the first modern wineries.

FRANCIACORTA   WINE

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Perlage: Fine, intense;
  • Color: from straw yellow to golden;
  • Bouquet: fine, delicate large and complex with notes of their second fermentation in the bottle;
  • Flavor: fruity,fresh,fine and harmonious;
  • Minimum total acidity: 5.00 g/l;
  • Minimum total alcohol content: 11,50% vol;
  • Types of flavor: extra brut, brut.

Hints of bread crust and yeast enriched with subtle notes of citrus fruit and nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, dried figs). Fruity, fresh, fine and harmonious.

FOOD AND WINE

With the finger food and all the fish as shellfish, where the acid component and the fresh Franciacorta is perfectly matched to the veiled softness and sweetness of the shellfish. But even with the white meat (pork and chicken).

Like all great sparkling wines it is an excellent aperitif.

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