ARCARI+DANESI FRANCIACORTA SATEN 2015
|Eye||Straw yellow with fine perlage|
|Nose||Fresh and mineral, with nuances of fresh fruits, citrus and white flowers|
|Mouth||Smooth, round and well-balanced, with notes of almond|
|Pairings||Aperitif, fish starters, shrimp risotto|
|Grape||Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Franciacorta is a small wine-producing area in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is famous for its high-quality sparkling wines, which are made very much in the image of Champagne.
The Franciacorta wine region is located in the Brescia province, in the hills immediately south-east of the foot of Lake Iseo. Roughly square in shape, it stretches eastwards for 15 miles (25km) from the Oglio River (which flows out from the lake) until reaching the Mella River valley and the western suburbs of Brescia city.
The sparkling wine is a product of Chardonnay, the world's most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted.
The vineyards are cultivated according to the guyot system and rooted in a clayey calcareous soil.
This wine is produced with second fermentation in bottle according to the SoloUva Method, usign only grape juice without addition of exogenous sugar folowed by ageing for 31 months on the lees in bottle.