Made with spontaneous fermentation, no additives other than sugar beet are added (for the second ferment in the bottle)
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.
The wine is lovely; well balanced acidity but also creamy and bready. A delicious special occasion wine.
Size: 75cl Bottle
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Brand Name: 1701 Franciacorta http://www.1701franciacorta.it