UGO VEZZOLI FRANCIACORTA DOCG Mixed Case Offer
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This is a Mixed Special Offer Case of 6 so you can try our entire range of UgoVezzoli Franciacorta. The luxury Italian Champagne equivalent, made using the same Champenoise method. These very special aparklers are both Organic and Biodynamic.
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. Like Champagne? Then you’ll adore this!
From a very small historic producer using organic and biodynamic production practices in Palazzolo sull’Oglio, Province of Brescia the Lombardy region of Italy.
In this mixed case are 2 bottles of each of the wines below….
UGOVEZZOLI FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT 2019: Fresh, crisp, dry and delicious. Intense straw color with bright gold hints, abundant froth, fresh brioche and a veil of hazelnut with a very fine, rich, creamy perlage.
UGOVEZZOLI FRANCIACORTA DOCG SATEN BRUT 2018: The seductive Saten is the equivalent to a Blanc de Blanc Champagne, made using the same Champenoise method from 100% Chardonnay grapes. On the nose, notes of fresh dried fruit, apple, pear, citrus fruits and mountain butter. Typically dry palate with a fresh acidity, fruity with a slight hint of hazelnut and a luscious long finish.
UGOVEZZOLI FRANCIACORTA DOCG ROSé DOCG N.V.: 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.
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 grapes, harvested and selected manually, are placed in crates and immediately pressed whole in a soft way. The must is fermented at a controlled temperature (15-18 °) with the use of selected yeasts. At the end of winter, the qualities of wine considered most suitable are combined and, after a few days, the refermentation in the bottle is provoked as provided for by the Classic Champagne method, the only one allowed for Franciacorta wines. Absolute rest for at least 24 months in the stack, passage on pupitres for an adequate “tip” phase after which the disgorgement with “liqueur de dosages” is carried out.
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