Berlucchi ’61 Franciacorta DOCG Nature Blanc de Blancs Coffret 2013 cl 75
GRAPES: Single Parcel of Chardonnay (100%) coming exclusively from the central portion of the vineyard owned by Arzelle, with a high plant density (10,000 plants / hectare).
HARVEST PERIOD: second decade of August 2012. YIELD: 8,500 kg of grapes per hectare, with a yield in must
28% equivalent to 3,170 bottles per hectare.
VINIFICATION: soft and progressive pressing of the bunches with fractionation of the musts; alcoholic fermentation in steel vats and aging of the best parcels in oak barrels, where they mature for 6 months in contact with the yeasts.
MATURATION: preparation of the cuvée in the spring following the harvest, exclusively with 100% of the vintage wines. Second fermentation in the bottle and subsequent aging on the lees for at least 5 years, followed by another 6 months after disgorgement.
DOSAGE: Zero dosage.
FORMATS: 750 ml bottle ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS:
VISUAL APPEARANCE: abundant and creamy foam, with good persistence of a tenuous crown; subtle and sinuous perlage.
COLOR: intense straw yellow with slight references to ancient gold.
BOUQUET: full and deep, characterized by notes of ripe plums, lime blossom and tertiary notes of caramelized hazelnuts.
TASTE: on the palate, the wine is characterized by elegance and balance in a game of softness and balanced acidity. The finish is satisfying with a light tactile sensation supported by the very fine perlage.
PAIRING: it is a Millesimato recommended for the whole meal; pleasantly accompanies important appetizers, fish main courses, white meats and medium-aged cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12 ° C.
ANALYTICAL DATA INDICATIVE TO THE BLOSSOM:
Alcohol 12.5% Vol – Trace sugars – Total acidity 7.80 g / l – pH 3.04.
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2012