UGOVEZZOLI Franciacorta D.O.C.G Rosé Brut (Italy’s Pink Champagne Equivalent) NV
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The luxury Italian Champagne Rosé equivalent, made using the same Champenoise method with 100% Pinot Noir grapes.
Delicate salmon pink colour. Bone dry with tart grapefruit and raspberries on the nose. Raspberries, red currants, citrus and biscuit on the palate. Lovely fresh acidity with a rich, fine perlage.
From a very small historic producer using organic and biodynamic production practices in Palazzolo sull’Oglio, Province of Brescia the Lombardy region of Italy..
The Italians know the secret of Franciacorta and until now have been keeping it all to themselves. It’s cheaper than Champagne but production standards demand higher quality in many key areas. Organic level sulphites, single vineyard, Artisan product. Think you like Champagne? Then you’ll adore this!
The family story dates back to the silk traders in this area. Annual production of only 30,000 bottles, incredible quality and purity. All harvested by hand and created with the care and attention of a master craftsman. Never before sold outside of Italy. This is definitely one to be cellared or of course, it is already perfect to be enjoyed now. 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir is used in the blend.
The Franciacorta Method – Champenoise
Franciacorta is more popular with Italians than Prosecco thees days. It is produced in exactly the same way as Champagne except they never use Pinot Meunier, which is the only difference. Franciacorta Saten is 100% Chardonnay and so a Blanc de Blanc equivalent. Franciacorta DOCG Millesimato is the equivalent of a vintage champagne and therefore the most expensive. Due to the microclimate in the Lombardy region of Italy and around Lake Iseo where most Franciacorta is produced, they have more vintages than the Champagne.
The harvest of the grapes is made by hand between August and September in order to allow the selection of the best ones; then they are placed in boxes and immediately pressed softly. The must obtained remains for a few hours in contact with the grape skins, and a brief maceration between 15°-18°C, allows the extraction of the coloring
matter, which migrates from the skins to the must. Then they are taken away and the must continues its process of fermentation. At the end of winter, the most suitable qualities of the wine will be merged and bottled. A few days later there is the second fermentation “in bottle” as Metodo Classico requires. After an ageing of at least 24 months, bottles pass on the pupitres to deposit the yeasts residues; at the end of this process, the neck of the bottle is frozen to remove the residues. Finally, the addiction of the secret liqueur de dosages will make the uniqueness of the final product.
The Vezzoli family has ancient roots in the west of Brescia. Among the best known in the area, also due to the commitment in numerous social and political initiatives carried out between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, the Vezzoli have always given great importance to the activity in the agricultural sector. At the traditional cereal production, at the beginning of the last century was added the silkworm breeding, then in the Twenties an experimental pergola was implanted. In 1981 the first vineyard of Chardonnay grapes is planted, within a few years others will be added in the municipality of Adro. From the simple production of grapes the company passed to the Franciacorta sparkling wines, which are starting to be marketed in 1990. The company Ugo Vezzoli is located in the San Pancrazio historical palace. The offices and the tasting room occupy part of the original 16th century building; the processing and aging cellars are on two levels, one underground, the other above ground using part of the nineteenth-century rural buildings.
The vineyards are owned and managed directly by the company. Those of Franciacorta are located in the municipality of Adro: in these 3 hectares Chardonnay DOCG, Pinot Nero DOCG, Merlot and Cabernet DOC are produced. In the hamlet of San Pancrazio, the vineyard of 1.50 hectares is part of the Sebino IGT area, here Merlot, Cabernet and Pinot Nero grapes are produced. The annual production of the company Ugo Vezzoli is about 20,000 bottles of Franciacorta DOCG, in different types, to which are added almost 10,000 bottles of Curtefranca DOC and Sebino IGT still wine.
Bottle, Case(s) : 6 Bottles
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8