Franciacorta was the first wine in Italy to be made using the "champagne method" of fermenting for a second time within the bottle. Long aging in the bottle on the lees (the yeast sediment) gives franciacorta wines a complexity of flavour not present in the simpler style of sparkling wines such as prosecco. The grapes in franciacorta are a variety of champagne grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Fairly full for the style balanced by a zingy acidity. Mineral hints softened by fresh fruits, notably red apple and light brioche notes. Most definitely dry.
Size: 75cl Bottle
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Brand Name: 1701 Franciacorta