FRANCIACORTA BRUT VINTAGE
With more than 42 months of ageing on the lees, this is Antica Fratta’s style in the glass, balancing the right complexity with elegance and fruity and floral aromas.
10% pinot nero
Type of soil: Calcareous-clayey
Type of grapes: 90% chardonnay; 10% pinot noir.
Yield per hectare: 100 quintals per hectare, with a yield maximum allowed in must of 65%.
Vintage: 2016 vintage and therefore obtained from the skilful assemblage of the best grapes of that year; the use of pinot noir, vinified in white, helps to obtain a good body, without influencing the elegance of the preponderant chardonnay
Harvest: Between mid-August and early September when the grapes have reached the correct sugar ripeness, but still have a considerable acidity and freshness
Maturation: 42 months of maturation on lees. After disgorgement, the bottles rest in the cellar for another 5-6 months.
Colour: Intense yellow with highlights veering towards dark gold reflections
Bouquet: Bold rather complex, with aromas of ripe fruit
Palate: Full and well structured, fragrant, intense, with balanced flavours and good persistence
Perlage: Very fine yet persistent, creamy mousse
Food pairing: Recommended throughout the meal, especially with first courses, tasty meat and fish dishes. Ideal with salami and cheese
Serving temperature: 7° – 8° c.
Alcohol: 13,00 % vol.
Residual sugar: 5,1 gr./litre
Total acidity: 6 gr./litre
Total dry extract: 23,6 gr./litre
Pressure: 5,2 atmospheres
An historical villa with a secular park, hiding the cellars from 1850 that were built to preserve the wines that nowadays find the most elegance expression with Franciacorta method.