Soft rosé with copper tone shades with persistent and fine pérlage. Fruity nose with citrus and red fruits scents with a hint of smoke. Fairly soft, but fresh and tasty.
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Appellation: Franciacorta DOCG
Producer: Tenuta Ambrosini
Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Nero
Degorgement: June 2014
Production area: wineyards on Franciacorta Hills
Surface: 8 hectares
Sun exposure and altimetry: 180-250 msl, with good exposure, north-to-south mild environment.
Composition of soil: diversified morainic soils, partly calcareous, clayey, alluvial, stony textured.
Training form: Guyot, Counterspalier
Implementation density: 5.000 plants/ha
Yeld per hectare: 8-9 ton/ha
Harvest period: end of August
Winemaking techniques: cryomaceration, soft pressing, fermentation under thermal control. Second fermentation in the bottle.
Ageing: in stacked bottles for 24 months.
Historical notes: this area was originally managed by Cistercian Monks and therefore not subject to taxes (‘‘franc’’). Its wine-making vocation arised in the sixties, and today is considered by far the most important sparkling wine area in Italy.
Organoleptic description: soft rosé with copper tone shades with persistent and fine pérlage. Fruity nose with citrus and red fruits scents with a hint of smoke. Fairly soft, but fresh and tasty.
Head of wine-growing: Sergio Ambrosini
Head of winemaking: Roberto Pepe & Lorenzo Ambrosini
Head of sales and distribution: Edoardo Marchiorello