The NV Franciacorta Brut (a blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Nero) offers delicate notes of spring flower, lemon zest and bread crust. A small percentage (just 20%) of the Chardonnay ferments in French barrique. This is a steady and fresh sparkling wine with fine and persistent beading. Some 40,000 bottles were produced.
90+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 240 - Dec 2018)
Aromas of toast and yellow apple lead the nose on this lively sparkler while the vibrant palate doles out ripe tangerine zest, mature yellow pear and a hint of bitter almond. Fresh acidity and a vivacious perlage buoy up the rich flavors.
90 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2018)