White grape variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc
Franciacorta DOCG is a vinicultural zone located in the province of Brescia, Lombardia, producing sparkling white wines from famous grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc grapes.
Franciacorta DOCG is produced with the classic method tecnique, the rifermentation in bottle. The climate of this wine region is warm but mitigation takes place thanks to Lake Iseo. The high standard viticolture and winemaking make this region one of the best in quality in all Italy
The dominant variety is Chardonnay and the 75% of the wineries are organic. In the label of Franciacorta DOCG wines we can find some information of the time on lees, that permits to understand the quality of that wine
NON-VINTAGE – min 18 months on lees
SATEN – white grapes only, min 24 months and less sugar on tirage
MILLESIMATO – 30 months on lees and 85% of the grapes from a single vintage
RISERVA – 60 months on lees
Distribution is 90% in Italy but export quote is growing more and more
This wine can be enjoyed as aperitivo, with main courses such as white fish dishes with polenta, spaghetti with clams, Penne with creamy aubergine sauce and ricotta salad, while the semi-dry version pairs well with spicy cheeses.