Ferghettina Franciacorta Milledi

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Producer
Azienda Agricola Ferghettina
Grape Varieties
Chardonnay
Optimum Drinking
Within 8 years
Wine Style
Elegant well balanced sparkling wine
Alcohol by Volume
12.5%
Closure
Natural Cork
Country
Italy
Style / Colour
Sparkling

 

Tasting Note

Fresh and elegant with white flower and citrus notes. The palate is complex with brioche and more citrus characters giving a lovely weight and texture. The mousse is fine and persistent.

Producer Details

One of the emerging estates in Italy's booming sparkling wine sector. Roberto Gatti spent 20 years as cellar master and viticulturalist at Bellavista, one of the early pioneers of the Franciacorta region, before creating Ferghettina in 1990. A new winery and cellars, started in 2002, were completed in 2005 and sit in a magnificent location overlooking the beautiful Lake Iseo. Roberto is assisted by his daughter Laura, also an oenologist, shortly to be joined by his son Matteo. The Gatti's control production of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, using only half of the grapes available for their production of 300,000 bottles. Meticulous attention to detail, skilful blending and long bottle maturation give wines of great finesse and individuality. The 'Italy's answer to Champagne' tag is unavoidable but these wines are much more than that.

In The Vineyard

The Gatti family manage 120 hectares of vineyards in six localities within the DOC. Milledi is produced solely from Chardonnay.

In The Winery

Secondary fermentation is in bottle, and the wine spends 36 months on its lees.

Food Recommendations

This will pair with a number of grilled fish or poultry dishes - but could be tried with sushi.

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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