Another sunny day in Holland. After a busy day at the office time to crack a nice sparkling ????
Santa Lucia – Brut Franciacorta NV (86/100 tsomw points)
90% chardonnay, 10% Pinot Bianco
In the glass a straw yellow color. Fine, persistent perlage.
On the nose delicate notes of apple, plums, flowers with hints of yeast notes, hazelnut and bakery.
On the palate soft and creamy, tangy, medium body and good freshness, and becomes lighter and tends to close on citrus and chalky tones.?
GRAPE: Chardonnay 90%, 10% Pinot Bianco
VINEYARDS: The grapes come from 15 vineyards spread over seven different areas of Franciacorta, representative of all the different landscape units that characterize the area. Average age of vines: 10 years.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot, Spurred Cordon, Sylvoz.
YELD PER HECTARE: 60hl/ha
HARVEST: Manual with grape selection and transport in small boxes starting from the first ten days of August.
WINEMAKING: Soft pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature (16°C). The base wines are vinified separately according to the vineyard of origin and then expertly blended to create the cuvée. Bottle aging on the lees for a period of about 24 months in cellars at a constant temperature of 12-15°C.
ALCOOL: 13% vol.
PAIRINGS: Perfect as an aperitif and for the whole meal.