FRANCIACORTA DOCG (ENG)


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The Franciacorta joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOCG (denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin) that was released December 20, 2011.
Being a product DOCG certification requires that the entire production process must be carried out in the region of Lombardy.
The Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed Franciacorta, is reserved to the wine obtained exclusively with the second fermentation in the bottle and the separation of the deposit by disgorging.
The production area of ​​the grapes, destined to produce the wine Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed Franciacorta, lies in the Lombardy region in the province of Brescia.
The types allowed are:
FRANCIACORTA
Grapes
Chardonnay and / or Pinot Noir, has allowed the use of Pinot Blanc and a maximum of 50%.
Features
Second fermentation in the bottle for at least 18 months of aging 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 reflections, fine and persistent, characteristic bouquet of fermentation in the bottle, hints of bread crust and yeast enriched with subtle notes of citrus fruit and nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, dried figs). Fruity, fresh, fine and harmonious.
Dosages
Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Dry or Sec, Demi-Sec.
FRANCIACORTA SATEN
Grapes
Chardonnay (prevalent) and Pinot Bianco up to a maximum of 50%.
Features
The softness of taste comes from a careful selection of base wines and the lower bottle pressure, under 5 atmospheres. It is produced exclusively in the type Brut.
Tasting notes
Perlage fine and persistent, almost creamy. Pale yellow color also intense, with greenish colors, nuanced but distinct fragrance of ripe fruit accompanied by delicate notes of white flowers and dried fruit also toasted (almond and hazelnut). A pleasant flavor and freshness fusing with softness reminiscent of the feelings of delicate silk.
Dosages
Brut.
FRANCIACORTA ROSE’
Grapes
Pinot Noir (minimum 25%), Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco (maximum 50%).
Features
The Pinot Noir grapes ferment in contact with the skin for the time necessary to confer to the wine the desired hue. It is produced using wine-base Pinot Noir, vinified in rosé pure (100%), or born from a blend of base wines with Chardonnay and / or Pinot Blanc.
Tasting notes
The presence of Pinot Noir gives this Franciacorta a body and a particular force as well as the typical aromas of the grape.
Dosages
Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Dry or Sec, Demi-Sec.
Franciacorta, Franciacorta Satèn and Franciacorta Rosé can gain more personality, complexity and sophistication, with longer periods of maturation and aging. This is the case of Franciacorta Millesimato Reserve and Franciacorta.
FRANCIACORTA MILLESIMATO
Features
The word “year” indicates that all wine comes from a single year (minimum 85%). The Millesimato exists when the vintage is particularly qualitative and is enhanced with the refinements longer than those of the assembly (the non vintage Franciacorta). They must pass at least 37 months after the harvest it to be sold.
Tasting notes
The Franciacorta vintages have sensory and taste that reflects an obvious climatic features vintage and quality of the grapes from that particular vintage.
Dosages
Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, except Satèn Reserve, declined only Brut wine.
FRANCIACORTA RESERVE
Features
The Franciacorta Vintage Reserve are the particular quality excellence that to fully express their talents smell and taste, they must remain in the yeasts for many years. The Regulations will require at least 5 then the Franciacorta reserve is released to the market after at least 67 months (five years) after harvest.
Tasting notes
Notes of the most complex and advanced their long aging in bottle.
Dosages
Pas Dosé, Extra Brut, Brut, except Satèn Reserve, declined only Brut wine.
Serving temperature: around 6 ° C – 10 ° C.
Serving suggestions: White variety, vintage or not, is destined to appetizers, dishes based on fish opening, the first courses, second courses mostly based on vegetables and fish. Franciacorta Rosé is generally thicker white and is ideal with tasty fish, vegetables very savory and light white meat. The Satin accompany seafood salads, carpaccio of fish and shellfish raw or cooked in various ways.

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