Antica Fratta - Franciacorta Rosé Magnum
Wine/Vino Grandi Formati/Sparkling/Vino Franciacorta Rosè
Long experience has taught that the quality of a wine is created above all in the vineyard that yielded it. Determining elements, therefore, are the individual clone of the grapevines, density of vines per hectare, low yield per vine, and hand picking of the clusters at precisely the right degree ofripeness.
A gentle pressing comes next, so that only the free-run must can be used, and then a slow, low-temperature fermentation, which preserves intact the grape's delicate natural aromas. Following the fermentation, the wines from the various vineyards are tasted, to evaluate their characteristics and to blend the assemblage.
The final cuvée is then given a liqueur de tirage, a syrup made of some of the same wine plus cultured yeasts and cane sugar, and the wine is bottled with special metal caps. The yeasts thereafter transform the sugars into alcohol and CO2, a natural biological process creating the effervescence that gives franciacorta its bubbles.
To facilitate this, the bottles are laid down horizontally, and they rest a minimum of two years in the cellar, at a constant 100c.
|Ageing and Fining||Da disciplinare, minimo 30 mesi dalla vendemmia, di cui 24 mesi sui lieviti. Dopo la sboccatura le bottiglie riposano ancora in cantina per altri 3-4 mesi|
|Color||A soft shade of pink, with reflections that veer towards salmon pink and can vary slightly from one year to another, due to the different degree of ripeness of the pinot noir grapes. Perlage fine and persistent, abundant and creamy mousse|
|Perlage||fine e persistente|
|Aroma||Intense, of small red berries with aromas of fruit compote|
|Aroma||Bread Crust, Vegetal, Floral, Fruity, Spicy|
|Taste||A good composition and structure, fragrant, intense, balanced, excellent persistence and a pleasant body|
|Serving temperature||6°-8° C.|
|Blend description||60% Pinot nero, 40 Chardonnay|
|Matching||Aperitif, Hot fish starters, Rice with fish and tomato, Fish and tomato soup, Quiche / savoury pie, Asian dishes, White meat, Grilled fish, Fish stew, Semi-cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Toast, Earthfood Starters, Seafood starters, Seafood Pasta Dishes, Meat White, Fish, Asian Dishes, Semi-cured cheeses|