Franciacorta Brut DOCG Millesimato, Monzio Compagnoni
Franciacorta Brut DOCG Millesimato, Monzio Compagnoni
Pale yellow colour with a hint of light green reflections. An abundant yet very refined perlage. On the nose, strong hints of toast, pastries and dried fruits ( particularly toasted almonds) stand out with a finishing note of golden apple. Great balance of acidity and freshness on the palate together with the flavours of ripe apples. A pleasant softness on the finish.

Country and Region: Italy,Lombardy

Classification: DOCG Millesimato

Producer: Monzio Compagnoni

Wine Style: Sparkling

Grape Varieties : Chardonnay | Pinot Nero

Vinification: The Chardonnay (80%) and Pinot Nero (20%) grapes are harvested by hand and placed in cases. On arrival at the winery the entire grape clusters are soft pressed and the primary fermentation of the grape must takes place. To create the ‘Cuvée’, the different wines from selected vineyard parcels are then chosen and blended. To begin the secondary fermentation, Franciacorta is made just like Champagne. The wine is bottled and the ‘Liqueur de Tirage’ (a blend of fine sugar and ‘lees’) is added. The bottle is sealed with a crown cap and then laid down for 30 months for Franciacorta Brut Millesimato. During this period the bottles undergo ‘Remuage’ (rotating 360° and lifting 45°) once a day. After this period, the tops of the bottles are frozen and the plug is removed. This process is called ‘dégorgement’. Before the mushroom cork and wire cage seal the bottle (all under pressure) the ‘Dosage’ is added and in the case of the Monzio Compagnoni Franciacorta Brut this is 10 grams per litre. The official DOCG label is then added along with the final labelling and packaging.

ABV: 13%

Closure: Mushroom Cork

Note: Premium Classic Method Sparkling wine.

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 173.70

Bottle Price: £ 28.95