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Antica Fratta Franciacorta Brut

Antica Fratta Franciacorta Brut 750ml      
Sku: 1817449*

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. 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 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.

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

 Wine Enthusiast 89 points (Dec 2013)
This elegant sparkling wine has a subdued fragrance that reveals delicate floral and nut aromas. The palate is more expressive, offering citrus, tropical fruit and roasted almond flavors. The pleasant foamy texture is accompanied by lively acidity.

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 was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and aged in barrel. 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.

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
Pinot Blanc
Regional Wineries:
Guido Berlucchi
Country: Italy
Region: Lombardy
Sub-Region: Franciacorta
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Sparkling
Reg. $30.99
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