Ronco Calino Franciacorta Brut NV DOCG

Ronco Calino Franciacorta Brut NV DOCG

Regular price £24.75

This Brut “sans année” is captivating in its complexity of fragrances. Elegant cuvée of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir matured for at least 30 months on the lees before disgorging.Ideal for aperitif and perfect with pasta, fish dishes served with delicate sauce or light fish-fry. Production area: Calino, suburb of Cazzago San Martino, from vineyards Sottobosco and Palazzo facing North, North-East, Pianura facing North-West, Cima Caprioli facing South-East and Anfiteatro located on a West, South-West facing slope. Grape variety: Chardonnay 80% and Pinot noir 20% from Burgundy clones. Vine training: guyot and spurred cordon, approximately 6.000 vines per hectare. Harvest: by hand, in boxes, with manual selection of clusters before pressing. It occurs in the second decade of August. Yield: 60 hl of wine per hectare. Vinification: soft pressing of the entire clusters with first fermentation taking place in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 15-16ºC. Approximately 20% of Chardonnay ferments in aged French oak barrels. Cuvée: blend of Chardonnay and Pinot noir base wines. Secondary fermentation: obtained using the Franciacorta method in the underground cellar. Ageing period of at least thirty months on the lees before disgorging. Colour: light straw yellow with greenish reflections. Perlage: fine, continuous and persistent with a dense froth. Bouquet: rich, smart and fine, with slightly unripe fruit aromas (pineapple, Calvilla Blanc d’Hiver apple and Decana del Comizio pear), Durone cherry, strawberry and white citrus flowers, with shades of acacia blossom, candied lemon peel and wild rose jam, light balsamic sensations of Greek basil, white flower honey, crusty bread and biscuit which fades into vanilla. Flavour: very well-balanced with a good and bright acidity forming a smart and solid structure and a long and persistent finish. The aftertaste confirms the bouquet with nutty unripe fruit and white flower notes blending into a light and pleasant vegetal and vanilla sensation.