Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%). A minimum of 24 months on the yeast. Seductive, with scents of wild red berryfruit and tea biscuits.
60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay, grown in various communes of Franciacorta, partly from Berlucchi estate vineyards, partly from vineyards under the direct control of Berlucchi vineyardists.
Varies between 80-100 quintals per hectare, with a yield in must of 55%.
Gentle, gradual pressing, with quality fractioning of the must, and initial fermentation in stainless steel. A few hours’ maceration of the pinot noir on the skins (the “rosé of one night” practice) heightens in the wine the characteristics and hue of the pinot noir.
Assemblage of the cuvée in the spring following harvest. Bottled with a liqueur de tirage of 24 g/l sugar and cultured yeasts. Maturation sur lie for a minimum of 24 months, followed by an additional 2 months following disgorgement.
alcohol 12.5%, residual sugar 8 g/l, total acidity 7.5 g/l, total dry extract 22 g/l, pH 3.10