A family of agriculturalists in Franciacorta narrates its own universe: a farm estate and a wine cellar, a wine museum, an agritourism, and antiques from the Granaio Verde.
Franciacorta Brut, Ricci Curbastro made by 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Blanc, 10% Pinot Noir.
The temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats, is followed in the spring by the “en tirage” process, with the start of a slow second fermentation in bottles, according to the traditional Franciacorta method. The bottles are stacked for at least 30 months (38 months total from harvest), ensuring its unmistakable bouquet, which is due to contact with and the autolysis of the yeast.
Color: brilliant straw yellow with rich, abundant foam and a fine persistent bead. Nose: slightly floral, elegant, notably intensity with notes of yeast and freshly baked bread. Palate: structured, but smooth and creamy, even in its dry flavor, with fruity notes, and a long balanced finish.
Excellent as an aperitif with hors d'oeuvres, soft cheeses, and delicate fish dishes.
Serve it at 10°C (50º F)preferably in a bucket with water and ice, uncorking the bottle when ready to serve, using slim glasses that are not too narrow.
A wonderful, easy to drink, expressive example of Franciacorta, with a captivating combination of floral (from the Pinot Blanc) and fruity (from the Chardonnay) notes.