GRAN CUVÈE BRUT
The extraordinarily complex perfumes that
are a vital part of this Franciacorta’s make-up
are a major element, but not the only one, in
determining the particular style that sets this
Gran Cuvée apart from other, more
traditional Bruts. In fact, more than 30% of
the wines that make up this Gran Cuvée
ferment and mature for over 7 months in
small oak barrels and this factor contributes,
together with other specially selected parcels
of wine, in giving it a perfect all-round
balance. The grapes used are approximately
72% Chardonnay and 28% Pinot Nero.
Its mousse is pale and exuberant; the perlage
is especially tiny, dense and persistent.
Its colour is a deepish brilliant straw yellow.
The positive, particularly fine and complex
bouquet displays dominant floral notes of
hawthorn, wormwood and dried bay leaves.
Its flavour is very dry and exceptionally
elegant, with an aristocratic and remarkably
persistent undertone of preserves and
It displays firm backbone, satin-like fruit
and excellent breed.
Serve at 6 °C (43 °F).