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Antica Fratta Franciacorta Brut

Antica Fratta Franciacorta Brut 750ml     
Sku: 1817449

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Located in the Fratta Quarte of Moticelli Brusati in the province of Brescia in the Lombardy, Antica Fratta can trace its history back to the mid 1800’s. Knight of the Holy Cross Luigi Rossetti is given credit for making it the largest winery in the province at the time. Following Luigi’s death, the property had several owners until it was eventually abandoned. In 1979, Cristina Ziliani established Antica Fratta, restored the building to its former glory and continues to steer the brand forward today as its president. The Ziliani family has a long history in wine production. Beginning in the mid-1950’s, Cristina’s father Franco Ziliani, considered the father of Franciacorta began making sparkling wines using the methode champenoise in the famous cellars of Guido Berlucchi. Cristina works closely with chief winemaker, Pierangelo Bonomi, who has over 30 years of experience in the wine industry Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are grown on hillside vineyards are planted on glacial moraine consisting of calcareous clay where cool breezes from nearby Lake Iseo help mitigate the warm climate. Franciacorta must be aged for at least 25 months, of which 18 are on its lees. The maturation period for vintage Franciacorta is 37 months with 30 on its lees.

Tasting notes
Pale yellow with green highlights the wine offers arich mousse with a persistent bead and clean zesty finish.

Wine maker notes
An elegantly fresh, vivacious and full Franciacorta, characterized by pleasing fruity and floral aromas. Obtained from Chardonnay grapes after more than 24 months on yeasts. Excellent as an aperitif but it can also be served throughout a meal; it is particularly suitable for delicate dishes of fish and white meat.

Technical notes
(100% Chardonnay). Fruit harvested from select hillside vineyards from communes in Franciacorta is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and aged in barrel.

Other text
AREA OF PRODUCTION FRANCIACORTA Selection of fine grapes from hillside vineyards in exceptional growing areas in various communes of Franciacorta TYPE OF SOIL Calcareous-clayey TYPE OF GRAPES Chardonnay 100% YIELD PER HECTARE 100 quintals grapes/hectare YEAR This is a product “sans annee”, which does not bear the year of production because it is obtained from the combination (assemblage) of wines from different years DEGREE OF SUGAR It is Brut, i.e. with a low “Liqueur d’expedition“ (about 7 g/l)

Food pairing
SERVE WITH Ideal as an aperitif SERVING TEMPERATURE 8° - 10° C

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Regional Varietals:
Champagne Blend
Country: Italy
Region: Lombardy
Sub-Region: Franciacorta
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Sparkling
Reg. 29.99
On Sale $23.99
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