Franciacorta Brut DOCG, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, San Martino, Lombardy NV
1701 Franciacorta, Cazzago San Martino, Lombardy (Biodynamic)
1701 Franciacorta is a 10 ha biodynamic certified winery. As members of Renaissance des Appellations we follow biodynamic farming methods. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir produce Franciacorta Brut, Saten (Blanc de Blancs) and Rosé. Franciacorta is a small wine-producing area in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is famous for its high-quality sparkling wines, which are made very much in the image of Champagne. The Franciacorta wine region is located in the Brescia province, in the hills immediately south-east of the foot of Lake Iseo. Roughly square in shape, it stretches eastwards for 15 miles (25km) from the Oglio River (which flows out from the lake) until reaching the Mella River valley and the western suburbs of Brescia city. Topography is also key here, both the macro-topography of the Alps (which protect northern Italy from continental influences of Central Europe) and the local, rolling hills that shelter the vineyards. The gravely, stony soils are well drained and rich in minerals – ideal for high-quality viticulture. They were formed, just like the topography, by glacial activity.
The wine spent a minimum of 30 months on its lees and is bottled after a light filtration and no fining.
Full and generous – green and red apple, brioche and citrus notes – wonderfully balanced by racy and vibrant mineral character.
Grapes: 85% Chardonnay, 15%Pinot Noir